Dr Jane Gilbert

Dr Jane Gilbert is a chartered environmentalist (CEnv) and waste management professional (MCIWM), who has been involved in the organics recycling sector for over twenty years. She is the former chief executive of the Composting Association/Association for Organics Recycling and co-founder of the European Compost Network. Jane has experience in working with both UK and European-based organisations and governmental departments, such as Defra and the European Commission.

Jane originally trained as a microbiologist, has a doctorate in biochemistry and an MBA, and is currently vice chair of the International Solid Waste Association’s Biological Treatment Working Group. She is also an active member of their Task Force on Resource Management, the European Group and Science & Technical Committee, working on the role of organics within a circular economy.

Jane has authored a number of technical composting books and has presented widely at conferences in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. She has recently launched Carbon Clarity Press, specialising in publishing resources to inspire sustainable living.