Julie Hill has an academic background in English, philosophy, politics and ecology, and has had a career in the environment movement. She is presently Chair of the UK’s Waste and Resources Action Programme, a charity working to accelerate the move to a sustainable, resource-efficient economy. She is also an Independent Board Member of the Consumer Council for Water (England and Wales), and a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey. She is a former Director of, and now an Associate of, Green Alliance, one of the UK’s foremost environmental policy organisations, as well as a former board member of the Eden Project in Cornwall and the Environment Agency for England and Wales.
She is the author of ‘The Secret Life of Stuff’ published by Vintage Books in January 2011 as well as many Green Alliance publications. Outside work, Julie is a keen gardener with a strong pre-occupation with efficient irrigation techniques.