Ana is an experienced sustainability and circular economy professional passionate about advancing circular economy, climate action and sustainable development in the built environment.
As Lead Built Environment for the EMEA region, she is responsible for outreach, education, policy development and adoption of Cradle to Cradle Certified with product manufacturers and the wider built environment stakeholder community.
Prior to joining the Institute, Ana worked nearly 15 years with both public and private sector clients providing project management, consulting advice and research in areas ranging from circular economy, resources efficiency, waste management, strategic environmental planning and environmental impact assessment. She also implemented performance measurement tools for the construction sector to analyze and benchmark productivity, efficiency and environmental impact.
Most recently Ana was a Managing Consultant in sustainability and circular economy at ICF, providing technical leadership for several governmental projects. Previously Ana worked as Senior Sustainability Consultant at Building Research Establishment (BRE), a UK multi-disciplinary organization focused on standard setting for built environment, and as environmental engineer in a major engineering company in Portugal.
Ana also serves as a Program leader for the executive education online course at Cambridge Judge Business school ‘Circular economy and sustainable strategies’.
Ana holds a postgraduate diploma in Circular Economy from the University of Exeter Business School, a Master of Engineering in Resources Efficiency and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering. She is also a chartered environmentalist of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment in the UK and recognized European Professional Engineer.