Alan Wheeler

CEO, Textile Recycling Association

As well as being the CEO of the Textile Recycling Association Alan Wheeler also holds the official position within the Bureau of International Recycling as the textiles division’s General Delegate.

As a spokesperson for the industry he is regularly interviewed by the broadcast and print media in the UK and other parts of the world. Through his role, he sat on the advisory group of the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan and the European Clothing Action Plan. Going forward Alan will also be taking an active role in the new voluntary Textiles 2030 initiative which is set to be launched in Spring 2021. He is also an experienced presenter and panelist and has chaired numerous sustainable textile events and meetings throughout the world, including the first ever international textile recycling conference which took place in Miami in 2014.

He is also an experienced lobbyist and been called to give evidence to a number of parliamentary committees, facilitate meetings within parliament and give presentations to cross party parliamentary groups

Alan Wheeler, CEO