Catherine gives talks, workshops and advice on the circular economy and sustainability. Her book, A Circular Economy Handbook for Business and Supply Chains, published by Kogan Page, includes wide-ranging examples and practical tips.
Catherine has over 25 years’ experience in contract logistics, manufacturing, retail and supply chain consultancy, and her career spans food, fashion and logistics, including Tesco, Kellogg’s and DHL Supply Chain.
Catherine founded Rethink in 2013 to help organisations develop future-fit, resilient strategies, examining sustainability risks and value opportunities. After researching the circular economy in 2010, she realised it could be a ‘game-changer’. It’s a fantastic approach, using simple principles to make a better world for society, business and our living planet.
Her book, A Circular Economy Handbook for Business and Supply Chains includes a wealth of wide-ranging examples and tips on getting started. It won the Plumes des Achats award in 2018. Catherine is regularly invited to speak at conferences and give workshops and seminars. She also offers advice and coaching to help businesses use the circular economy to improve their resilience, competitiveness and sustainability. Get in touch to find out more…
Catherine’s early career was in manufacturing, when she qualified as an Industrial Engineer. Catherine moved onto logistics solution design, project management, business intelligence and supply chain consulting. Her career spans food, fashion and logistics, including Tesco, Kellogg’s and DHL Supply Chain.
Catherine’s qualifications include an MSc in Logistics and Distribution from Cranfield University. She has won a number of awards, including the Director’s Prize for Outstanding Achievement at Cranfield Centre for Logistics and Transportation, and the British Clothing Industries Association Business Fellowship Award. She has a Certificate in Permaculture Design.
Catherine’s client experience includes blue-chip organisations such as Amec, B&Q, BHS/Storehouse, Booker plc, Burton Group, Dixons-Carphone Warehouse, Goodyear, Mothercare, Ricardo-AEA, Sonae Group, The Millennium Dome, WH Smith, SCALA Supply Chain Best Practice Forum, Woodcock and Wilson Ltd, Zero Waste Scotland.
Catherine is based in North Yorkshire, UK.
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