Ecofill Group appoint new CEO

By Catrin Jones26 May 2023

Ecofill Group, the UK-based construction technology company, has announced that Catherine Li has joined as CEO, bringing with her over twenty years of extensive global experience in sustainable development of the built environment.

Catherine Li (Photo: Ecofill Group)

Ecofill is a low-carbon technology and solution for the construction sector that transforms all types of clays and subsoils into aggregate replacement products on-site. It is designed to reduce carbon emissions and other pollutants throughout the construction process, optimising time and cost efficiency while minimising environmental impact.

Dr Nigel Griffiths, Chairman of Ecofill Group and a former UK Construction Minister, said, “The board is delighted to welcome Catherine as CEO. Her accomplished career, global market reach, along with her passion for technology and innovation, and decarbonising construction, makes Catherine the ideal person to lead Ecofill Group into our next stage of growth.”

“I am thrilled to have this opportunity to join Ecofill Group at this pivotal period in history on the journey to a low carbon economy.” said Catherine Li, CEO.

“Studies indicate that approximately 40% of global carbon emissions can be attributed to the built environment and construction sector, and about another 30% to the transport sector. For the UK, achieving net zero by 2050 has become mission critical, and many other countries have also or are looking to set their own targets. Sustainable low-carbon construction is key in the fight against climate change. Technology and innovation will be crucial to this transition.”

For the last two decades, Li has developed significant industry knowledge and connectivity spanning the UK and Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. Prior to Atkins, she was Global Alliances Leader for Arup. Li has been a board member of the China Britain Business Council (CBBC) and the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, and was recently Chair of its International Infrastructure Forum. 

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