Changes at the helm for Verum Group
After over a decade, Verum Group has farewelled Dr James Pope as CEO and then a Director of Verum Group. Andy Englefield, who formally coordinated the Air Quality team in Christchurch, has taken over the helm.
Chief Operating Officer Andy Englefield. Photo: Louise Thomas.
March 2023: After over a decade, Verum Group has farewelled Dr James Pope as CEO and then a Director of Verum Group. Throughout his tenure, James was involved in research in mining environmental management, treatment of contaminated water from mining and agriculture, and geothermal geochemistry, as well as being adjunct to the Department of Geological Science at the University of Canterbury and the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research at the University of Windsor.
Verum Group was formerly CRL Energy, a laboratory, consulting and research company that operated in the energy and minerals sector. The company, led by James, rebranded in 2018. Prior to this, James worked at CRL Energy for 15 years as first a research manager and then general manager.
Andy Englefield, who formally coordinated the Air Quality team in Christchurch, has taken over the helm, and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in December 2022.
Andy is specialised in point source and ambient emissions for industrial and commercial clients. Prior to his new role, Andy managed the workplace exposure monitoring services that Verum Group provides while upholding quality and best practice procedures. He also is involved in environmental monitoring, performing site investigations, sampling, and reporting for resource consent requirements.
Andy says his priorities will be ensuring that Verum Group continues providing high quality and responsive services. Away from work Andy has a young family, enjoys classic cars, barbequing, and exploring the outdoors.