Chair - Appointed to the Board - 19 November 2014
Julie Hill has worked on environmental policy for over thirty years. Her areas of particular expertise are waste and resources policy, biotechnology and sustainable buildings. As Director, and then an Associate of Green Alliance, she has developed the resources theme over a period of fifteen years, most recently chairing the Circular Economy Task Force.
Julie has held a number of senior advisory posts in government and in commercial organisations. These include a total of fifteen years on government regulatory and advisory committees governing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), and four years as Deputy Chair of the Agriculture and Environment Biotechnology Commission (AEBC), where she was responsible for the implementation of innovative approaches to public and stakeholder engagement. She has also served terms as Non-Executive Director of the Environment Agency for England and Wales, and of the Eden Project in Cornwall, and is presently an Independent Board Member of the Consumer Council for Water. She is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey.
Julie read English and Philosophy at Leeds University, and holds a Master’s degree in Politics and Government of Western Europe from the London School of Economics, and a certificate in Ecology from the University of London. Her publications include ‘The Secret Life of Stuff’ (Vintage, 2011) and the influential reports ‘Reinventing the Wheel’ (Green Alliance 2011) and ‘A Zero Waste UK’ (IPPR/Green Alliance 2006).