Circular Economy Taskforce

Business in the Community’s Circular Economy Taskforce brings together a group of CEOs and other senior executives committed to delivering a high impact programme to bring the circular economy to life.
The Circular Office initiative brings businesses together to learn, share, and try out new ideas towards greater circularity in their offices – seeking to retain the value of materials by keeping them in circulation and eliminating waste. Opportunities range from refurbishing and reusing office furniture and equipment, to reducing and recycling food and packaging, and achieving greater resource circularity in the design and refurbishment/repurposing of offices. Business in the Community’s Circular Economy Taskforce brings together a group of senior executives committed to bringing the circular economy to life.

The Taskforce’s programme of work centres around three areas of activity:
  • Raising awareness and inspiring action towards greater circularity through thought leadership, knowledge sharing and networking events
  • Building a programme of practical collaborative action and innovation, currently focused on the Circular Office/Workplace initiative with sector-focused work being developed
  • Working with Government to promote the policy frameworks and support needed to unleash circular economy opportunities in the UK

If you would like more information about the Taskforce please contact Libby Sandbrook, Head of Circular Economy

Members of the Circular Economy Taskforce
Andrew Bester Andrew Bester
Chair, Business in the Community Circular Economy Taskforce 
CEO  The Co-operative Bank
A woman smiles Ann Beavis
Marketing and Sustainability Consultant, Premier Sustain
Dan Cooke Dan Cooke
Director of Regulatory Affairs, Viridor

Simon Edwards

Simon Edwards
Director, Recycling Lives


Richard Ellis
Richard Ellis
Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Walgreens Boot Alliance
Marcus Gover

Dr Marcus Gover
Chief Executive, Wrap

Paco Hevia

Paco Hevia
Managing Director, Waste Services, Amey

Debbie Hitchens Debbie Hitchen
Director, Antitheis
Emma Hoskyn Emma Hoskyn
Acting UK Head of Sustainability and Director, Upstream Sustainability Services
Catherine Horsfall Catherine Horsfall
Marketing Director, UKIME, Interface
Emma Howard Boyd Emma Howard Boyd
Chair, Environment Agency
Richard Kirkman Richard Kirkman
Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, Veolia
Geoff Lane Geoff Lane
Partner, Sustainability & Climate Change, PwC
Carol Lemmens Carol Lemmens
Director, Global Advisory Services Business Leader, Arup 
Grey graphic outline of a person Chris Sheppard
Group Chief Executive, European Metal Recycling
Peter Simpson Peter Simpson
Managing Director, AWS & Chief Executive, Anglian Water Group
A woman in a floral shirt smiles at the camera Rebekah Wallis
Director, People & CR, Ricoh