Cillian is the CEO of Irish Environmental NGO the Green Economy Foundation and representative on the Environmental Pillar in Ireland. He has been a member of the European Economic and Social Committee since 2015. A graduate of University College Cork and University of Ulster, his expertise lies in Circular Economy specifically and the role of new economic models in the just transition to a low carbon future. He has rapporteured EESC reports a range of related subjects from Climate Justice and Climate Finance to the suite of legislative proposals arising from the European Commission’s Circular Economy Action Plan. He has played an active role in the founding and steering of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform. He is regular speaker on the international stage on Circular Economy matters. He is an active participant in the UNFCCC CPP process linking the various Climate files with Circular Economy through the Global Climate Action Agenda.