With the Circular Economy Plan being launched at the beginning of March, we are pleased to welcome William Neale Adviser to the Director of the Circular Economy & Green Growth at DG ENV.
This lunch briefing will focus on a variety of topics surrounding the vital transformation of the European Economy. Particularly looking at the crucial role played by this Plan in the successful implementation of the Green Deal through the consideration of the whole cycle of products from production and consumption to waste management.
Adviser to the Director of the Circular Economy & Green Growth, DG ENV | European Commission
Before 2017 he served 11 years as a Member of Cabinet (private office) of two European Commissioners for Environment, Janez Potočnik and Karmenu Vella, and for Commissioner Potočnik when he was European Commissioner for Science and Research. In cabinets he has held responsibility for relations with the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers, planning, resources and budget, and advised Commissioners on development of policies on circular economy, resource efficiency, sustainable production and consumption, environmental technologies, eco-innovation, waste policy, transport, aeronautics, research infrastructures and external relations.
Mr. Neale started his career in public service working for 7 years in the European Commission's Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry. He previously spent 13 years in the private sector in the fields of international banking, retail and management consultancy. He holds a joint honours degree in economics and history, and a masters in political science, both from the University of Manchester (UK).