Circular Economy Author | Speaker | Consultant | Coach
Catherine Weetman works with entrepreneurs, companies and business leaders, helping them rethink their businesses for a circular, regenerative and fair economy.
Catherine’s award-winning book, A Circular Economy Handbook: How to Build a More Resilient, Competitive and Sustainable Business, published by Kogan Page, includes wide-ranging examples and practical tips. The 2nd edition features extensive updates, builds on the latest research on circular business models, has an extra chapter on packaging and over 100 new examples.
Catherine is fascinated by the ‘sweet spot’ where strategy, supply chain and sustainability come together. She hosts the Circular Economy Podcast and is an international speaker, coach and circular economy advisor.
When she’s not researching, writing and coaching, Catherine give talks, leads workshops, and moderates panels on the circular economy for business strategy, supply chains and what it means for all of us.
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 Global 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 simple, yet transformational approach, using simple principles to make a better world for society, business and our living planet.
Her book, A Circular Economy Handbook: How to Build a More Resilient, Competitive and Sustainable Business 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 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.
You can connect with Catherine on LinkedIn