Jo Williams Ms. Williams is a circular economy learning consultant based in the United Kingdom who also works for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in setting up and managing its higher education program. The program includes the world’s first circular economy (CE) fellowship program, an international year-long program for graduate students that blends online and summer school learning. Since 2018, Williams has been a senior tutor on the University of Exeter’s CE Masterclass, an online program for business executives. She also developed and runs circular economy workshops for various clients, including for the U.N.’s Switch Asia Leadership Program and for Tsinghua University, China. Prior to this, Ms. Williams worked in science communication, developing content for exhibitions and events at the Science Museum in London, and she ran her own company working with museums around the world. Reflecting varied expertise, the returning judges for Wege Prize include:Alysia GarmulewiczGarmulewicz is an associate professor of the circular economy at the Facultad de Administración y Economía, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, as well as an associate fellow at the CABDyN Complexity Centre, Saïd Business School, at the University of Oxford and a member of the International Society for the Circular Economy. Christopher Carter Carter is a nationally known educator, a seasoned animator and storyboard artist, and a highly regarded sculptor of reclaimed and repurposed found materials. He has led successful business ventures as a CEO and Creative Director of Maverix Studios, based in San Francisco and Tokyo, from 2007 to 2012, where he extensively worked with iconic clients such as HBO, National Geographic, Warner, Proctor and Gamble, Coke (Sprite) and Lucas Arts and Entertainment.Nathan Shedroff Shedroff is an associate professor at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, where he founded the groundbreaking master’s degree program in design strategy that addresses profitable, sustainable, and ethical practices that unite systems thinking, design, and generative leadership into a holistic framework. He is a pioneer in experience, interaction, and information designs, and is an entrepreneur, and author of Strategy in Action, and the new Make It So.Colin Webster Finally, Colin Webster is an education program manager, also with the U.K.-based Ellen MacArthur Foundation. In this role, Webster has introduced high school teachers and students to the circular economy, produced educational resources, and worked with varied universities through the foundation's Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship program.
Tom Newhouse and sustainability consultant and expert Bill Stough. For more than 35 years, Newhouse has been designing furniture, lighting, and appliances, for Herman Miller and his eponymous industrial design consulting firm. Stough founded Sustainable Research Group and his own successful consultancy, working on environmental and sustainable business issues with nonprofit environmental organizations, private manufacturers, and environmental engineering firms, among others.
Late last year, Wege Prize also announced two new core judges, the design pioneer