Appointed to Board March 2016
Sophie Thomas, a professional designer, is the founder of the Great Recovery – a programme that builds understanding of the benefits of circular design principles.
In 2014, she was one of the first designers to become a Chartered Waste Manager for her work around designing out waste streams and circular system design, and is currently the design advisor for the Circular Economy Task Force.
Thomas has won numerous awards and spoken at a number of lectures and workshops on resource efficiency. In 2015, she was nominated as CIWM’s Industry Leader of the Year.
Sophie Thomas said:
It is a great pleasure to join the board of trustees at WRAP and I hope to utilise the different knowledge I bring to the table.
WRAP’s work developing collaborative models that encourage shared learning and progress in the circular economy is something I look forward to contributing to from a design perspective.
I look forward to further supporting these processes and developing more understanding of the opportunities and challenges around the role of design.