Owen Michaelson was appointed President of Covanta Europe in January 2021 and has been a member of the board of directors since September 2018.
Prior to joining Covanta, Mr. Michaelson was Chief Executive at the Harworth Group PLC (LON: HWG), one of the UK’s leading land and property regeneration businesses. He successfully managed the demerger of Harworth Estates from UK Coal in 2012, to create a free-standing property business specializing in the remediation and development of former colliery sites and other brownfield land to create places where people want to live and work. He led the team which successfully listed the business on the main market of the London Stock Exchange in 2015.
Mr. Michaelson has more than 25 years of experience in land development, low carbon energy generation and waste management, having held executive roles at the Peel Group, Black Country Properties and Viridor. Alongside his executive roles he has also served as a non-executive board member of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, the Lancashire Wildlife Trust, the North West Forrest Trust & the Tall Ships Youth Trust.