Elle Bennett Runton
Knowledge Transfer Manager - Net Zero
As lead for the Circular Economy Innovation Network at Innovate UK KTN, I have led a career in marketing with over 20 years’ experience in the commercial goods industry, working with major brands and retail partners in the UK and the MENA region.
I have also delivered marketing strategy and behaviour change plans with multi-national companies, government departments, and non-profit organisations. Previously working with Emirates Nature, the UAE’s representation of the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), I led the Re-Think Plastic initiative tackling plastic pollution with the goal of engaging business and communities to accelerate adoption of circular economy principles for increased environmental sustainability.
My speaking engagements include among others: World Future Energy Summit Abu Dhabi; UN World Green Economy Bahrain; Gulf Petrochemicals Association Responsibility & Sustainability Kuwait; The Environment Agency Abu Dhabi; and Emirates Nature WWF-Circular Economy Leaders of Change programme.