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Aurecon doubles down on the Circular Economy with senior appointment

Aurecon has appointed Jodie Bricout as Principal, Sustainability and Climate Change.

Jodie worked in multiple senior roles in the area of the circular economy. She was Circular Economy Manager at Lifecycles for six years and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide.

15 June 2022 – International design, engineering and advisory company Aurecon has appointed Jodie Bricout as Principal, Sustainability and Climate Change, to lead the company’s response to the transition towards a circular economy while cementing Aurecon’s leadership on circular approaches in Asia-Pacific.

Now based in Adelaide, Jodie brings profound knowledge and experience of working with partners ranging from leading corporates, emerging innovators to governments and academics in the circular economy field across Australia, Dubai and Europe.

The newly created position will see Jodie take responsibility for the integration of expertise across the business to ensure flexible, high-quality and consistent project delivery, alongside strategic advisory and stakeholder engagement to help clients design and implement circular economy strategies.

Paul Gleeson, Managing Director Energy – Australia & New Zealand and Group Director – Sustainability at Aurecon said, “There is rapidly growing market demand for expertise in the circular economy. Not only do we have a crucial role to play in designing the infrastructure for a circular economy, but we can also enable businesses and organisations to transition existing infrastructure and manage existing resources.”

“As one of Australia’s leading circular economy experts, Jodie stood out in the hiring process particularly for her mastery of technical solutions and stakeholder and project management experience accumulated in Europe, where advisory strategies to embed circular economy services for organisations have reached a more mature stage.”

“Jodie’s appointment reflects robust growth in our sustainability and climate change practice. It will allow us to create more opportunities for working with our clients to design-out waste, lower material and resource consumption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions across supply chains.”

Delighted to be part of the Aurecon team, Jodie said, “The circular economy can bring both social and economic value to society. Involving much more than waste, it is fundamental to addressing climate change challenges and requires an integrated approach.”

“On top of the outstanding workplace culture, what really attracted me to Aurecon is the depth of its understanding and significant investment in developing sound circular economy strategies, which is still rare today in the Australian market.”

“As a design, engineering and advisory company, we can make a significant impact through our integrated services that cover both infrastructure design and delivery. I look forward to bringing together a wide range of knowledge to further cement Aurecon’s position as a partner of choice for circular economy services across industries.”

Before joining Aurecon, Jodie was Circular Economy Manager at Lifecycles for six years, and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide. Prior to that, Jodie worked in multiple senior roles in the area of the circular economy, including spending 13 years in France helping businesses with circular economy transitions and contributing to policy making at state, federal and European levels.

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