Peter Young

Peter Young

Dr. Peter Young, BSc (hons), CChem, CIWEM, CIWM is a principal consultant based in the United Kingdom. He brings 34 years of experience in the environmental consulting field with a focus on environmental liability assessment and strategic environmental management in the UK and internationally across Europe, Asia and America. He was a founding Director of the CAT Alliance and served as its managing director for 13 years. He has advised on numerous national and international transactions, managing teams across many jurisdictions.

Technically, he has extensive experience understanding the fate and impact of gaseous, soil and groundwater contaminants, evaluating environmental liabilities, performing environmental audits for industry and in litigation work. Peter has also developed financially robust estimating methods to quantify, manage and reduce environmental liabilities associated with heavy industry property portfolios, military land, nuclear power plants and more conventional property portfolios.


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Selected references:

Corus/Tata and other clients: Ravenscraig Steelworks (Corus) 1992 to 1999, then for redevelopment consortia 2000 to present (the first of over 20 steelworks sites for Corus and Tata steel) – The strategic planning, decontamination and regeneration of former steelworks. Direction of over £25M of clean-up work and reducing environmental liabilities in excess of £100M.

Biffa, Cleanaway/Brambles, Estech and Advanced Plasma Power: Strategic advice to reduce environmental liabilities of waste management companies – The technical and management assistance to Local Authority Waste Management Companies, International Waste Companies and New Technology Companies, including County Environmental Services (from formation to sale 15 years later).

UK Government: Christmas Island, Pacific (to meet UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office/Government of Kiribati intergovernmental memorandum requirements). Nine year clean-up project for largest coral atoll island in the world from the legacy of the era of UK nuclear bomb testing.

BP, Shell, Fina, Innospec, Scotoil, Transco: Due diligence studies carried out for investors and operators in the oil and gas sector completed in over 50 countries and five continents.

Irish, Scottish and English governments: Advice to governments and environmental regulators on the liabilities associated with closed and liquidated sites in the steel, aluminium, chemicals and petrochemicals sectors in particular.

Investment Banks: Involved in the creation of the UK Green Investment Bank and sustainability advisor on EBRD, IFC and conventionally financed projects.

Other clients where transaction support has been provided

Alcan; Amcor; Barclays; Bridgpoint Capital; Ciba Chemicals; GE Real Estate; ICI; Impetus Waste Management; Magnox; National Grid; Rothschild; Scottish Leather; Scotoil;Teesland/IOG; Wilson Bowden

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CAT Alliance Ltd. is an international business consultancy, supporting global transactions and other corporate assessments of environmental, engineering, and other risks services from Europe, the Americas, and Asia. Meeting the challenges of business in the current financial climate requires a responsive and technically grounded approach focused on the needs of your organization.

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