After graduating from the University of Liverpool in 1999 with a degree in Marine Biology, Alastair took the decision to move into Local Government. He spent a year working for Hull City Council as an apprentice before moving to work for Broxtowe Borough Council as an Environmental Health Officer. Returning to Sheffield in 2003 to work for the City Council, he moved into Health and Safety, helping oversee the introduction of the Licensing Act 2003 before moving to manage the Council’s Public Protection team. In 2008 he moved to the Waste Management Team taking on the role of the Council’s Waste Strategy Officer. Since then Alastair has overseen a number of significant changes to the waste service in Sheffield, helping deliver in excess of £8 million of savings from the Council’s waste budget, working closely with its long term partner Veolia. More recently Alastair has been working to support the Councils response to the Climate Emergency.