Kirsty Benham – 2024 – UK Regulation/ Policy & De-Risking a Circular Economy of Critical Minerals


In addition to mining, the UK needs to ensure its preparedness for a circular economy of products containing critical minerals, and develop processes for reduction, reuse, repurposing and recycling. There is a key role for policy and regulation to build this environment for investment in new technologies and processes and this presentation will delve into these to identify opportunities for circularity.


Kirsty is an experienced policy development professional with a background in leading communications campaigns, managing high profile events and writing reports, including the CMA’s flagship papers on Environmental, Social, Governance; Developing a Talent Pipeline, Planning & Permitting, and Mineral Rights. Prior to founding the Critical Minerals Association, she worked as a consultant for The McCain Institute and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria, organized events for President Biden, the Rt. Hon. Theresa May.