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Ken Webster

Senior lecturer , University of Exeter Centre for the Circular Economy


Ken Webster is a senior lecturer at the University of Exeter Centre for the Circular Economy and guest researcher at Linköping University in Sweden. He was, until recently Head of Innovation for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, where he worked between 2010 and 2018. 

His book, The Circular Economy: A Wealth of Flows (Second 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 CE loops and the relationship between large and small scales and effective economic systems. 

Speaking at the following WCEF2019 sessions:

Tuesday 4 June at 11.00-12.30: The circular economy in lifelong learning

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