Valentina Petrone is WSP’s Circular Economy lead in Australia. Valentina has unique skills combining 15 years’ experience as trained Architect focused on implementing sustainable and climate resilience practices in the built environment with in-depth knowledge of Circular Economy Design Principles. She studied at TU Delft University, a leader in Circular Economy education in Europe, and has successfully completed their Circular Economy for a Sustainable Built Environment training.
She is currently working on various Circular Economy projects ranging from the development of the NSW Circular Design Guidelines on behalf of a leading government department to facilitate the transition to a Circular Built Environment through design choices to the development of an industry-leading function requirement for embedment of Circular Economy principles within the delivered design. This includes setting targets for construction, operation, and de-construction for a new developments in Victoria.
Valentina is also the Chairperson of the Property Council of Australia's National Working Group on Circular Economy, sharing her strong knowledge of international case studies and policy research as well as a proactive member of the Green Building Council of Australia - Responsible Products Expert Reference Panel.