Brett Ross is the CEO of RiverRidge Holdings and a director of Full Circle Generation Limited. Originally from Zimbabwe, Brett was a graduate from Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. He began his career at Coopers and Lybrand in Harare, before joining the Crest Breeders International Group in 1994. Brett developed the company’s grain and feedstock procurement division while representing the company as a founding member of the Zimbabwe Agricultural Commodity Exchange. Brett exited his shareholding in Crest Breeders International shortly after it was listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange via Farmers Co-Op Limited in 2000. In 2003, Brett and his family relocated to Ireland where Brett joined the London based derivatives trading company, CTC Traders Limited. He spent a number of years trading short term interest rate futures before acquiring Coleraine Skip Hire and Recycling Limited (later to be renamed RiverRidge Holdings Limited) in 2011 where he assumed the role of CEO. Since the acquisition, Brett has grown the company substantially as well as driven the £107m project to build Northern Ireland’s first large scale waste to energy facility. Brett is married to Marie-Louise and has 3 children.
Cecil joined RiverRidge as Corporate Operations Officer in August 2017. Having served with Bombardier for 23 years, he left as Operations and Plant Engineering Director. Cecil’s experience lies within the renewable energy industry having delivered the largest solar farm, the largest biogas project, and the largest energy from waste facility for Bombardier. The latter alongside RiverRidge. Cecil is married to Angela and they have three children.
Cara joined RiverRidge in December 2020. She is a Chartered Management Accountant with over 18 years’ experience in the manufacturing sector. Having graduated from Business School in 1996 with an MBA, Cara moved to Dublin to complete her training. Since then, she has undertaken various senior finance roles from reporting to strategic planning and business partnering. Twenty years working with large global companies has offered Cara the opportunity to be involved in projects ranging from Sarbanes Oxley compliance, three ERP implementations, process improvement projects, Invest NI five-year business plan development, M&A and manufacturing site relocations. Cara also completed a two-year secondment in Supply and Operations Planning focusing on the development of demand planning and mid-long term capacity planning functions. During her 18-year career at Schrader Electronics/Sensata Inc., Cara was involved in supporting the business and finance function in their growth from £20M revenue p.a.,180 employees, one site to £500M Revenue p.a., 1400 employees and four global sites.