Martyn Tickner

Chief Advisor, Circular Solutions, Alliance to End Plastic Waste

Martyn is a seasoned professional with more than 40 years experience in the petrochemical industry, starting with Shell in 1980 with a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University, United Kingdom. Prior to joining the Alliance, he was running the Europe polypropylene business of market leadier LyondellBasell after which he was appointed as  President and Chief Executive Officer of a 1 million ton plastics producer in Thailand, a joint venture between LyondellBasell, PTT-Global Chemical and leading Thai investors.

Martyn has a very broad base career, with experience of living in Europe, US and Asia, of which 15 years in manufacturing, 15 years in business management, commercial and innovation and 10 years in strategy work, M&A and major construction, reorganization and IT projects.

He joined the Alliance to End Plastic Waste two years ago, intrigued by the huge challenge of addressing plastic waste, the opportunity for transformation to a plastics circular economy, and bringing together in quite a unique way the full plastics upstream and downstream value chain from brand owners and retailers through chemical companies and convertors to waste management companies.

Within the Alliance, Martyn is responsible for developing strategies to address gaps and unmet needs, and pursuing projects which will demonstrate technical and economic solutions driving towards a circular economy of plastics.