Dr. Andy Rees - Business in the Community
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Dr. Andy Rees

Head of Waste Strategy,

Welsh Government
Circular Economy Taskforce

Dr. Andy Rees has 43 years of experience working in the environmental field, including spending the last 27 years in the area of waste strategy. Andy has been Head of Waste Strategy at the Welsh Government for the last 23 years and is responsible for waste and circular economy strategy policy. Andy was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen for ‘services to the environment and recycling in Wales’ in the New Year Honours 2019. In May 2022, Andy was included in the inaugural ENDS “Power List”, naming the 100 UK environmental professionals who have made the greatest impact in the last two years – as nominated by their colleagues, clients and competitors.

About BITC’s Circular Economy Taskforce

Each area of work BITC undertakes is led by a group of senior executives who provide strategic guidance and support us in achieving our objectives.

BITC’s Circular Economy Taskforce brings together a group of senior executives committed to delivering a high impact programme to bring the circular economy to life.

The Taskforce supports BITC’s Environment Leadership Team, who are helping business drive innovation that turns the threats of the climate emergency into opportunity for people and nature.

Find out more about BITC’s work on the environment.