Circular economy

Moving away from the ‘take, make, use, discard’ approach of linear economies is essential if the world is going to transform to sustainability. Circular economies design the re-use and recycling of materials into products and services to maximise the value from them and minimise waste.

The Circular Economy Network at IEMA is led by a steering group of members from different sectors of the economy. The role of the steering group is to oversee the delivery of an annual work programme of activities, including webinars, workshops, reports and much more. To learn more about what the steering group does please click here.

Circular economy


The membership of the steering group is as follows.

Tim Danson

Director - Sustainability & Energy, Pick Everard

Stephanie Palmer

Head of Sustainability, Wienerberger Ltd

Fleur Ruckley

Head of Implementation, Topolytics

Ella Yarrow

Sustainability Consultant, Ridge and Partners LLP

David Smith

Technical Director – Sustainability Solutions, Arcadis Consulting (UK) Ltd.

Andy Whyle

Sustainability Consultant, S-AW

Bianca Drotleff

Project Manager, Centre for Business Transformation University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Wendy Rayner

Head of Circular Economy, NHS Scotland

Debbie Ward AIEMA

Director and Consultant, Cirklo Consult, The Rebuild Site and Alliance of Sustainable Building Products

Ashley Oates

Head of Environment and Sustainability, Balfour Beatty

Caroline Cochrane

Sustainability Associate, Cundall

Ian Humphreys

Director of Operations, International Synergies Limited

Catherine Weetman

Circular Economy Strategic Advisor, author of A Circular Economy Handbook, host of the Circular Economy Podcast

Jason Light

Head of Sustainability and Energy, University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust

Mark Edwards

Head of Sustainability, London Gatwick

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Opting to become a member of the network means you'll receive updates about developments in this sphere and the work of the steering group and any working groups, invitations to apply to join the groups or get involved in other ways, requests to participate in consultations, and notification of relevant webinars and other IEMA or external events.


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