The circular economy – a materials opportunity


Dr. Geoff MackeyCorporate Affairs and Sustainability Director - BASF

Time & Location

Wednesday: 11.00 to 12.00, Stage 1

About this Session

The panel will consider the opportunity suggested by the title and discuss the blocks, paths and chances for our economy and our industry.

Guest panellists:

  • Ellen Daniels– Chief Executive, British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA)
  • Tim Doggett – Chief Executive Officer, Chemical Business Association (CBA)
  • David Newman – Managing Director at ECBPI/BBIA, President World Biogas Association

Panel host: Dr. Geoff Mackey – Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Director, BASF plc

Speaker Bio

Geoff was brought up on a small family farm in South Armagh, N. Ireland. He read biology in Liverpool and followed it with a range of post graduate qualifications in Health & Safety and management including a sleepless MBA. His doctorate concerned the strategic business value of social networks. He is a Director of BASF plc, responsible for a service portfolio in UK & Ireland and BASF’s Sustainability network in Europe. He has been within the BASF group for almost 20 years and advises a wide range of strategic and tactical groups inside and outside BASF covering private, public and third sector organizations in sectors including science, environment and further education.