The new Board includes:
Louise Thurgood: Finance and risk expert
Hon. Niall Blair: Food Sustainability and Circular Economy Specialist, former NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Trade, Industry and Water
Ian Overton: Strategic governance, science and business leader
Jason Graham-Nye: Global circular economy business leader and academic
Jodie Bricout: Global circular economy advocate
Joyanne Manning: Global circular economy for the built environment expert
Alex Cramb: Strategic communications and public affairs consultant
The newly established organisation is working with partners and stakeholders across industry, government and research to unlock the $2 Trillion-dollar economic opportunity by keeping materials in the economy longer and innovative design to remove carbon and waste from our environment.
“Harnessing the circular economy is a powerful opportunity to generate Australian jobs, drive new industries and productivity while cutting carbon and protecting the natural environment,” Ms Butler said.
“The new Board brings a broad range of expertise and experience to drive the organisation forward as a key driver of innovation and community awareness.”
Circular Australia is an independent not-for-profit organisation. Its mission is to deliver a zero-carbon economy by:
- Working collaboratively with businesses, government, researchers and individuals to remove barriers restricting growth in circular economy projects and initiatives
- Providing circular economy analysis and information to the market
- Helping deliver new circular economy markets, infrastructure and services
- Educating communities to promote circular behaviours and change
Circular Australia has grown from the state-based NSW Circular model, it will focus on national projects and uniform regulation Australia wide.
Media Enquiries: Alex Cramb 0418 602 050
What is the Circular Economy? A circular economy aims to redefine growth, focusing on positive society-wide benefits. Decoupling economic activity from the consumption of finite resources, and designing waste out of the system, it is based on three principles: 1. Design out waste and pollution 2. Keep products and materials in use. 3. Regenerate natural systems