Owen Michaelson


Owen Michaelson was appointed a board director of Covanta Holding Corporation in September 2018. He is a member of the Finance and Supply Chain & Construction Committees.

Mr. Michaelson is Chief Executive of the Harworth Group PLC, one of the largest land and property regeneration companies in the United Kingdom. He has more than 25 years of experience in the United Kingdom in land development, energy generation and waste management, having held executive roles at the Peel Group, Black Country Properties and Viridor.

Prior to his current role, he was Managing Director – Property for UK Coal PLC, the predecessor company to Harworth Group PLC. He successfully managed the demerger of Harworth Estates from UK Coal in 2012 to create a free standing property business specializing in the remediation and development of former colliery sites and other brownfield land. Harworth Group PLC is a listed company on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.