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Hilary West-Reeve | Circular Economy Leader & CSO | Phoenix Metalman Recycling

Panelist for our circularity speaker event in partnership with NZGBC

Hilary is focused and passionate about New Zealand’s environment.  Her 30 year career as a commercial architect has evolved now focusing on the circular economy (CE) of secondary raw materials; made locally and globally.  Hilary has spent the last 4 years owning and leading Phoenix, an award winning New Zealand nationwide CE services business.  Providing services and crucial infrastructure for the resource recovery and construction sector, delivering Toitu Envirocare verified resource recovery sustainability data and carbon emissions reporting; Phoenix are ensuring the CE becomes an embedded reality across multiple sectors. Hilary is taking action within the construction industry across multiple governance roles to ensure CE opportunities and challenges are embraced to ensure change is delivered.  The construction industry must build sustainably for future generations and be climate positive through all construction phases.  Recently appointed to the NZGBC Advisory Board and currently an advisor on the NZGBC’s Expert Reference Panel for Construction & Waste.  A graduate of NZ’s Sustainable Business Council – Sustainable Leadership Programme, and recently; the Stanford Graduate School of Business – Executive Programme.  Hilary also contributes to the University of Auckland Circular Innovations – CIRCUIT research centre as an advisory board member, and also as an Industry Advisory Group (IAG) committee member for HERA’s ‘Circular design for a changing environment: a design framework to reduce construction waste, lifecycle embodied carbon, and to enhance the circular economy for construction materials’ and HERA’s “Developing a Construction 4.0 Transformation of the Aotearoa New Zealand Construction Sector” research initiatives.