New chair for the Circular Economy Task Force

Wednesday 22 October 2014
Green Alliance is delighted to announce the appointment of Sue Armstrong Brown[1] as the chair of the Circular Economy Task Force.[2] She takes over from Julie Hill who has become the new chair of WRAP.[3]
Sue Armstrong Brown will lead the Task Force into a new and ambitious phase, tackling the causes of poor resource productivity in the UK. Its work up to the 2015 general election will be looking at the role and influence of government institutions and the reforms necessary to bring about a step change in the UK resource management. Previous Task Force analysis has shown that poor recycling systems alone are losing the UK £1.7 billion a year and that action is needed by government to solve the problem.
Commenting on her appointment, Sue Armstrong Brown said:
“I’m excited to be joining an initiative at the leading edge of thinking on resources at a stage when it has such potential to transform how we consume, innovate, and reduce business and environmental risks”
For more information contact Jonny Hazell on 020 760 4529

Notes to editors

[1] Sue Armstrong Brown is director of policy at Green Alliance. She has 15 years’ policy development and advocacy experience and was formerly head of policy at the RSPB.

[2] The task force was set up by Green Alliance in 2012, and includes members from Alliance Boots, Kyocera Document Solutions, the Resource Association, Sinvestec, Unilever, Veolia, Viridor and WRAP. During Julie Hill’s term as chair, over the past two years, it has become a significant force in the UK resource debate, influencing both business and government thinking with a recent report by Conservative thinkers, the Liberal Democrat Zero Waste Britain Bill, a Labour party commitment to a ‘Stern report’ for resources, and the government’s Environmental Audit Committee all reflecting its recommendations.
[3] WRAP was established as a not-for-profit company in 2000, it works in partnership to help businesses, individuals and communities improve resource efficiency.

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