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Reconomy appoints Karen Markey as Head of Account Management in its Housebuilding division

Reconomy, a leading international circular economy specialist providing sustainability technology, data and services to a broad range of industries, is delighted to announce the appointment of Karen Markey as Head of Account Management in its housebuilding division.

Karen has worked in the environmental services and waste management sector for over 30 years with a passion for driving waste up the hierarchy and helping businesses prevent waste whilst maximising recycling and reuse.

In her new position, Karen will play a key role in developing Reconomy’s corporate and regional client relationships within the new build housing sector.

Alongside Reconomy’s team of resource management experts, Karen will focus on championing the best practice approach on client projects, ensuring they can unlock the many value-added benefits of pursuing circular practices – operationally, financially and environmentally – as well as helping them prepare for upcoming regulatory changes that may affect their operations and costs.

Before joining Reconomy, Karen spent over a decade in senior management positions at Mitie Waste & Environmental, TRADEBE, United Utilities and Leigh Environmental Limited – now Veolia Environmental Services – where she played a crucial role in shaping waste management strategies and fostering sustainability initiatives.

Karen holds many industry qualifications including CIWM Chartered Waste Manager, NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) and IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment), expanding her industry knowledge and developing her expertise in environmental legislation, Hazardous Waste Regulations, and project management.

Reconomy has worked in the construction industry for 30 years and has built decade-long relationships with many of the top housebuilders including Vistry Group, Taylor Wimpey, Barratt Homes, Crest Nicholson, Tilia Homes and Redrow. Karen will reinforce these strong client relationships in her new role to enhance Reconomy’s leading reputation in the sector.

Karen Markey, Head of Account Management – Housebuilding at Reconomy, said: “Reconomy is at the forefront of innovation in the waste management sector delivering operational, financial and environmental best practise to its blue-chip client-base. I am excited to join such a fast-growing business and one that shares my passion for accelerating the transition to a circular economy.”

Jamie Roberts, Director of Managed Accounts at Reconomy, commented: “Karen has a wealth of experience and expertise working within the resource management sector which will be invaluable as we continue to grow our proposition in this market. Her appointment is a testament to the strength of our service in this industry where we already serve the majority of the UK’s leading housebuilders. I look forward to working with Karen as she delivers on Reconomy’s mission of creating circular opportunities for businesses through the power of our people and technology.”