Organisation structure

Find out who's who at Bristol Waste with our organisation structure.

Tony Lawless Bristol Waste Company Managing Director

Tony Lawless: Managing Director

Tony is responsible for the whole business and reporting back to our shareholder, Bristol City Council.

With over 25 years of experience as a Senior Manager within operations and facilities management, Tony is a hands-on operator and people manager.

He has a strategic overview and a passion for quality and safety. His ambition is to make Bristol Waste a leading force in the waste and recycling industry, delivering the best possible service to the residents and businesses of Bristol.


Adam Henshaw: Finance Director and Deputy Managing Director

Adam is responsible for the financial side of Bristol Waste. Being an experienced Finance Director, he has the ability to provide strategic guidance, whilst still getting into the detail of the numbers.

He is a Chartered Accountant (FCA) with over twenty years of experience in both the private and public sectors. With a broad spectrum of industry knowledge including manufacturing, waste management, leisure, education, publishing, property, agriculture and public services.

Adam heads up the support functions of Bristol Waste as well as Finance. He leads the teams responsible for Performance and Reporting, Reuse, Contracts and Procurement, Communications, Human Resources, Learning and Development and IT.

Jason Eldridge Bristol Waste Operations Director

Jason Eldridge: Service Delivery Director

Jason has over 25 years waste management experience and is responsible for all operational areas within the business.

He is a hands on operator who champions engagement and wellbeing within the workforce. He is passionate about Health and Safety, waste reduction, recycling and 360-degree solutions for the city and residents of Bristol.

Jason is striving to ensure the majority of Bristol’s waste is processed within the local area. He ensures waste is processed in the most sustainable way possible while looking at technology and innovation to steer Bristol toward Zero Waste.

Jason heads up the teams responsible for the operational side of the business, as well as our Innovation and Sustainability and Customer Service departments.

Richie Brislen Bristol Waste Company Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Director

Richie Brislen: SHEQ Director

Richie is responsible for Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) management and improvement for Bristol Waste.

His team maintains and enhances the SHEQ programmes in place, as well as initiating new safety performance improvements.

Richie has a Diploma in Health, Safety and Environmental Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Health and Safety Law and Environmental Law. As well as a Master of Arts Degree in Health and Safety Law and Environmental Law and NEBOSH General Certificate.

He has over 27 years’ experience working in Health and Safety. Previously working in a senior role at Veolia, he has been involved in the development of waste industry standards.