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Waste and Resources Team

Michael Betts
Director International
Recognising a need for expert environmental, waste and management advisory services to government and industry, Michael was one of the two founders of Integrated Skills Ltd. in 1993. Michael continues to be responsible for leading the development of the international work in the company. Michael’s expertise also means his responsibilities include leading, managing and implementing international consultancy projects. The technical background Michael draws on in his work includes training as an industrial economist, leaving him well placed to manage and deliver projects in the fields of environmental fund management, financial economic appraisals and organising, waste water and solid waste management. Michael has worked internationally for over 35 years, especially in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle and Far East, for both public and private sector clients. He is fluent in German and has considerable French language skills. The key skills of financial understanding and technical abilities means that Michael is ably positioned to deliver solutions which require sound economics as well as excellent service delivery. Examples of this can be seen in his collaboration with government and private sector partners in establishing feasible waste management companies in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Michael continues to seek interesting and challenging opportunities, which are able to use the company’s talented staff and skills. This includes contribution towards development assistance projects as well as government or private sector funded developments.
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Nick Crick
Chairman
In 1993 Nick jointly established Integrated Skills Ltd. with a view to providing expert environmental, waste and management advisory services. Since then, Nick and the company have undertaken projects in more than 50 countries worldwide. Nick is Integrated Skills’ Chairman. This role gives him responsibility for providing oversight on a range of company matters and business development, as well as giving him the opportunity to continue with direct input into project work. He is also involved in promoting the company's RouteSmartTM software. Nick has worked in the field of wastes management for over 30 years. He has a wide experience in waste management and related environmental industries, including technical, operational, financial, commercial and political aspects. This experience is supported by his dual qualifications as a chemist and economist. His particular expertise lies in planning, organising, financing and managing waste collection and disposal services for municipal and industrial wastes. He is also experienced in providing institutional strengthening in all aspects of waste management. He has wide international experience in financial analysis of waste management projects and the interpretation and practical application of waste management legislation. Nick’s dual skills in wastes management and finance means he is well equipped to combine these fields in order to provide comprehensive advice to clients on the technical feasibility and economic viability of projects. Examples of this can be seen in his long track record of fulfilling technical and financial roles on major waste infrastructure development projects.
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Andrzej Gula
Associate
Andrzej Guła is an environmental economist and financial analyst with a Master's Degree from the University of Krakow. He has worked as a valuable Associate with Integrated Skills since 2008. Andrzej’s primary experience is in the preparation of feasibility studies and cost-benefit analyses for public infrastructure projects. He also specialises in investment planning and financing of municipal infrastructure investments, which includes wastewater treatment, water supply, waste management and energy generation projects. As a Polish national also fluent in Russian and English, Andrzej’s work focuses in the geographic areas of central and eastern Europe. He has practical knowledge in conducting financial and economic assessments of environmental infrastructure projects financed from EU Structural Funds. Andrzej is also an accomplished trainer for public and private sector organisations. He has extensive experience of developing and delivering training programmes on investment project cycle management, environmental economics and financing.
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Patrick Scott
Director
Patrick is a Director of Integrated Skills based in the Head Office. He joined the company in 2007, moving from a major UK and international environmental consultancy. Patrick is responsible for managing and developing Integrated Skills’ UK operations, working both with staff and clients dealing with information technology solutions, waste planning and environmental permitting. Patrick has a wide range of experience providing consultancy services, with the last 10 years at Director level. He has over 25 years’ experience, with the majority in environmental consultancy services. Patrick trained as a geologist, with his early experience lying in the minerals extraction industry. He moved into the waste management sector, where he utilises his expertise in planning and permitting of new waste facilities and their development from initial market research to construction and commissioning. Patrick’s also undertakes mineral and waste commercial and valuation work for business planning purposes. His expert knowledge of waste planning and permitting issues means that Patrick is able to provide clients with sound advice and present practical solutions issues in the waste management sector. He also uses his waste management knowledge to apply Integrated Skill’s technological solutions, such as the provision of routing software for effectively planning waste collection routes. Patrick continues to act as an experienced Project Director on a range of UK and international projects for Integrated Skills and continues to develop project opportunities for the business.
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