Mark Sumner

Dr Mark Sumner

Job Title: Lecturer in sustainability, fashion and retail

Company: University of Leeds

Mark Sumner is a lecturer in sustainability, retail and fashion. He teaches sustainability to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as supporting teaching in a number of other subjects such as marketing, innovation and technology. His teaching and research is based on a blend of academic input and industrial experience; he worked in retail as… Read more.

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Alice Ellison

Job Title: Head of environment

Company: British Retail Consortium

Alice Ellison is the head of environment for the BRC (British Retail Consortium) the lead trade association for retail.  The BRC works with its members to tell the story of retail, shape debates and influence issues and opportunities which will help make that positive difference. Alice’s remit includes carbon, water, waste, resource efficiency, climate change… Read more.

Caroline Haycock

Caroline Haycock

Job Title: Director of ethical trade & corporate responsibility

Company: Debenhams

Caroline has 32 years’ experience in retail and supply chain and has been working for Debenhams for 9 years. Her career started in quality and production, but as the world of CSR and compliance began, approx. 1992, her role evolved into this arena. Her remit is extensive covering ESG, Co2 and CRC reporting, the environment,… Read more.

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Katharine Stewart

Job Title: Ethical trade and environmental sustainability director

Company: Primark

Katharine Stewart is the director of ethical trade and environmental sustainability at Primark, a role she has held since 2009. Katharine began her career as a buyer for several multinational brands, including Clarks Shoes and Gap. She first worked for Primark as a senior buyer in 1995, leading the brand’s hosiery and accessories division for… Read more.

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Dr Dorothy Maxwell

Job Title: Director of sustainability

Company: House of Fraser

Dr. Dorothy Maxwell has been working in sustainability with businesses, government and NGOs for 20 years in the USA, Europe and Asia Pacific. She specializes in sustainability in business and has a PhD in Environmental Science and Masters in Environmental Economics & Law. Currently director of sustainability at House of Fraser, SanPower Group Ltd, she… Read more.

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John Isherwood

Job Title: Head of sustainability

Company: Pret A Manger

John is head of sustainability at Pret A Manger and is responsible for the strategy and implementation of the sustainable business plan across all markets Pret operates in. A geography graduate from the University of Wales, John completed a post graduate certificate in sustainable business at the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership in 2015. Now… Read more.

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Eoghan Griffin

Job Title: Corporate responsibility manager

Company: John Lewis Group

Eoghan joined John Lewis in 2015 as sustainability sourcing manager, leading the retailer’s sustainable raw materials programme. He then joined the John Lewis Partnership corporate responsibility team, working across both Waitrose and John Lewis. In this role, he is responsible for working on key corporate responsibility initiatives in reporting, communications and policy with a particular… Read more.

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Adam Hall

Job Title: Head of sustainability

Company: Surfdome

Adam is the head of sustainability at Surfdome and the SurfStitch group, the world’s largest action sport retailer. He has spent almost his entire working life weaving his way through every aspect of the surfing industry.  Eventually taking a break from the industry and founding an environmental company aiding business to become more sustainable. He… Read more.

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Joanna Yarrow

Job Title: Head of sustainable & healthy living

Company: IKEA Group

Joanna leads the IKEA Group companies’ work to inspire and enable millions of customers and co-workers to live more sustainably, with the aim of making sustainable and healthy living affordable, attractive and accessible for as many people as possible worldwide. Previously she was head of sustainability for IKEA UK & Ireland, where she led the… Read more.

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Anthea Carter

Job Title: Global Head of corporate responsibility

Company: Clarks

Anthea leads the development of Clarks overall Corporate Responsibility (CR) strategy at global level, liaising closely with the senior leadership team and embedding delivery across functions and regions.  She specialises in applying sustainability and CSR to consumer goods from both a technical and strategic company-wide perspective and has over 15 years’ experience of working with… Read more.

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Leigh Mapledoram

Job Title: Programme area manager for sustainable textiles

Company: WRAP

Leigh Mapledoram is WRAP’s Programme area manager for sustainable textiles which incorporates the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP) and the European Clothing Action Plan (ECAP). Since becoming involved in SCAP in 2014, he has seen the membership of SCAP grow to over 50% of the UK market by volume and value and has reported considerable… Read more.

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Harvey Laud

Job Title: Chief executive officer

Company: Helistrat

Harvey joined Helistrat in 2010 and transferred more than 15 years of retail operations experience to the FM sector. Using his industry leadership, expertise and executive management experience, he oversees the corporate direction and strategy of Helistrat. As CEO of Helistrat, Harvey works with a variety of commercial clients in the UK and Europe, delivering… Read more.

Duncan Simpson

Duncan Simpson

Job Title: Director

Company: Valpak

Duncan joined Valpak in 1998. He is the director of sales and marketing and is responsible for all of the sales and marketing activity at Valpak. He also manages a portfolio of key Valpak accounts. Duncan has 20 years’ experience working in the waste management sector. Prior to joining Valpak, Duncan was a recycling officer… Read more.

Dexter Galvin

Dexter Galvin

Job Title: Head of supply chain

Company: CDP

Dexter joined CDP supply chain as an account manager for Europe in 2008 and was later appointed director of CDP supply chain in EMEA and Asia. Dexter’s supply chain experience is extensive having worked in air-charter solutions for major automotive and aerospace manufacturers such as Toyota, Audi, Bosch and Honeywell. Dedicated to harmonising carbon calculation… Read more.

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Janek Seevaratnam

Job Title: Corporate advisor

Company: CAF Philanthropy Services

Janek leads Charities Aid Foundation’s (CAF) corporate advisory work. He builds social purpose through CSR and sustainability strategies and programmes for clients across a wide range of sectors (FMCG, retail, and utilities). His specialism is helping clients to articulate and measure their social impact, and supporting them to create values-led, purposeful companies. He has also… Read more.

Catarina Midby

Catarina Midby

Job Title: Sustainability manager, UK & Ireland

Company: H&M

Catarina Midby is H&M’s sustainability manager in UK and Ireland. She was a fashion director at Elle Sweden before joining H&M as global head of fashion PR. She has worked as head of H&M’s seasonal trends where H&M’s Conscious was born, as well as head of sustainability communication and sustainable fashion advisor – always with… Read more.

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Jo Mourant

Job Title: Sustainability delivery manager

Company: Kingfisher

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