Sophie Walker


COO and Co-Founder


Sophie is the enthusiastic COO and Co-Founder of Dsposal, an online platform connecting waste producers with licensed waste companies; combating waste crime, simplifying and digitising compliance, and helping to drive the move to a circular economy.

She’s passionate about sustainability and draws on her varied background and experiences. Born in Tamil Nadu, India, she spent her early years on rural development projects before moving to North Devon, UK where she attended The Small School. Sophie spent many years traveling before university. After graduation she gained extensive experience in logistics and supply chain roles before leaving on an 8700-mile cycle tour of North America with her fiancé Tom in 2015, which is when Tom came up with the idea for Dsposal.

Since co-founding the company in 2016 Sophie has used her drive to take on all the commercial and practical sides of the business to turn a brilliant idea into reality and build a company culture of innovation and inclusion. She sits on the MBA Industry Advisory Board at the University of Bradford and is an alumnus of the CSC Leaders Programme.


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