The Team



Reniera O'Donnell

Reniera O'Donnell

Higher Education Lead

Role at the Foundation

Reniera is the Higher Education Lead, working with Universities and Higher Education Institutions as part of the Learning Team. Reniera's work will focus on growing the Foundation's University network and leveraging the value of taking a whole campus approach across teaching, research, student-led activities, and campus management to support the transition to a circular economy. Reniera's work will also seek to understand and maximise the influential role universities play within their local context and seek ways to better integrate higher education activity across the Foundations key programme areas such as Cities and Governments and the Systemic Initiatives.


Before joining the Foundation, Reniera worked in UK Local Government, as a senior manager in social housing and regeneration. Reniera is originally from South Africa where she gained her Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Environmental & Geographical Science before moving to the UK in 2001.

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