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 create a world where resources are used sustainably. She is also Deputy Chair of the Advisory Committee for Social Sciences for the Food Standards Agency, 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, a board member of the Consumer Council for Water and the Environment Agency for England and Wales. In 2021 she was appointed a non-executive members of the new Office for Environmental Protection (OEP).
She has written extensively, including the popular book ‘The Secret Life of Stuff’ published by Vintage Books in January 2011 as well as many Green Alliance publications.
Julie was elected Council in 2016 and was appointed Vice Chair in 2018. She was elected as Chair in April 2021.