Ken Webster

Ken Webster is a director of the International Society for Circular Economy ( From 2010 – end 2018 he was Head of Innovation for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a circular economy pioneer organization, where he helped shape current notions of a ‘circular economy’. He is also a visiting Fellow at Cranfield University.

His book The Circular Economy: A Wealth of Flows (2nd Edition 2017) relates the connections between systems thinking, economic and business opportunity and the transition to a circular economy. He makes regular contributions to conferences and seminars around the world. His current interests include; open vs closed circular economy approaches, construction and the built environment – he is on the supervisory board of the Madaster Foundation in Amsterdam – regenerative agriculture and integrating the monetary and materials stocks and flows.

His next book The Wonderful Circles of Oz (A Circular Economy Story) -coauthored with Alex Duff explores the notion of extractive vs circulatory economies and how to transition to the latter and will be published by Routledge in the summer.

Twitter: @CircularEconKen