Jacqueline ODonovan

O'Donovan Waste Disposal

As MD of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, Jacqueline O’Donovan is one of the waste sectors’ most passionate pioneers of employee training, industry best practice and road safety. Under her steer, the family-run waste management business has gone from strength to strength and has 160 employees and a turnover of over £19m.

Jacqueline is recognised as a leading force in the industry, with several awards including Outstanding Woman in Construction and Institute of Directors’ Family Business Director of the Year to name a few. In 2017, she was awarded the Freedom of the City of London and was honoured by President of Ireland with a Presidential Distinguished Service Award.

She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), the Institute of Couriers (IoC), as well as the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transport (CIHT). Jacqueline is a chartered waste manager of the CIWM.

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Building a Multi-Award Winning Family Business

Jacqueline will share her family business growth journey and how their unique vision for the future, including becoming a champion of health and safety, training and environmental excellence and their top-down commitment, has led to them becoming an industry leader.


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