Gilli is an expert in providing strategic advice relating to resource efficiency, low carbon buildings and building products, lean construction, renewable energy technologies and sustainable communities, in the UK and overseas.


She has over 25 years’ experience in leading projects specialising in resource efficiency and  the circular economy. Over this time, she has been instrumental in moving the ‘materials and waste’ agenda forward in industry, including the development of the Resource Efficiency Action Plan concept and the Smartwaste system.

Recent highlights of Gilli’s work are:

  • Thematic lead in the EU BAMB (Buildings as Material Banks) R&D project tasked with ‘Enabling a Circular Building Industry’

  • Key contributor to the European Commission EASME (Executive Agency for SME’s) study on Circular Economy Principles

  • Lead for Home of 2030 project, created to drive innovation in the provision of affordable, efficient and healthy green homes for all, through Young Person & Professional's Design competition, Innovation Challenge, Industry and Public engagement. 

  • Member of CityLoops Advisory board. The CityLoops project brings together seven European cities to close the loop of Construction & Demolition Waste and Biowaste. 

  • Thematic lead for EU CIRCuIT  (Circular Construction in Regenerative Cities) R&D project for the ‘transition of European cities to be fully circular and regenerative’

  • Key contributor to The European Commission study on the ‘Resource Efficient Use of Mixed Wastes’

  • Technical lead in the development of the ISO 20087:2020 Standard for the Sustainability in Buildings and Civil Engineering Works

  • Project lead in the United Nations Development Programme funded project ‘Advancing the Sustainability of Social Housing in Brazil’ in collaboration with the Brazilian National bank and Ministry of Cities.

  • FCO funded work in relation to sustainability in Nigeria, Chile, Peru and Mexico City.

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You can contact Gilli by:

Telephone: +44 (0)131 261 6630