Sustainability is now part and parcel of large and small enterprises’ strategies. In the technology world that means a plan for Lifecycle Management to maximise material recovery and residual value at every stage of the technology lifecycle. So areas such as de-installation, data security, destruction of hardware are just some examples of what needs to be considered.
My guest for this podcast is Andrew Gomarsall, who not only has an MBE for services to rugby, but a huge passion for sustainability. Nicky asks Andrew
Andrew would be happy to answer any questions you have Andrew.Gomarsall@n2s.co.uk
Andy Gomarsall is the Executive Chairman of N2S, an IT services & Biotechnology company started in 2002 by his father, Jack.
Andy took over as Chair of N2S in early 2021 – a role that sees him lead the overall strategy and channel partnerships for the company, as well as chairing the board of investors.
His vision and mission are to close the loop and support a circular economy for the manufacture of technology using only recycled metals. He is a passionate and influential environmentalist and sustainability leader, inspired by the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Net Zero 2050. He continues to lobby the tech sector to become a green force for good, in the quest for decarbonising the UK.
Andy is a former England Rugby International, with an impressive playing career that spanned 17 years. During this time, he formed part of the winning Rugby World Cup team in 2003 and the finalists’ team in 2007; and he played at the top level of the sport for seven different premiership clubs. He was awarded an MBE for services to Rugby in 2004 for his part in winning the 2003 World Cup.
Andy is a patron to ‘The School of Hard Knocks’ (SOHK) – a charity which is featured on Sky Sports, and he became a world record holder in 2019, for playing in the longest ever rugby match lasting 30 hours, raising funds for the charity. He is ambassador to ‘The Wooden Spoon’ and with his work in technology, he is also a trustee to ‘Digital Poverty’ charities.