CV

Professional Summary

I have a decade of experience working on corporate sustainability and systems change projects, with particular experience in the food, FMCG and fashion sectors, working with global retailers, brands and manufacturers. I've worked on a vast array of projects across the globe.

I am passionate about social justice as a core part of environmentalism. I bring an unusual combination of qualities, being both highly creative as well as strategic and a big picture thinkers. As a freelance consultant I am adept at quickly building rapport and trust with clients. I am fun to work with and bring positive energy to my work and colleagues.  I am able to quickly understand, anaylse and communicate complex concepts. Give me a brief and I will challenge it, shape it with you, and then get it done!

Skills

Sustainability Strategy  Facilitation     Fashion    Food
Systems Change 
  Writing    Project Management   

Coaching  Spanish    Research    Relationship Building

Communications

Work Experience

2020-present

Freelance sustainability consultant

From chairing panels on sustainable fashion to leading multistakeholder collaborations in the food industry. I work at the intersection of environmentalism and social justice with NGOs and business clients.

2017-2020

Principal change designer, Forum for the Future

Designing and leading systems change projects. Tackling complex issues with global business and brands, from animal feed sustainability to fashion supply chains. Clients included Mulberry, Unilever, WBCSD, Henkel, Ahold, Kingfisher Group.

2012-2017

Senior sustainability advisor, Forum for the Future

Managing sustainability strategy projects and relationship management with major corporate partners. Clients included Marks & Spencer, Amazon, PepsiCo, Pukka Herbs, Diageo.

2010-2012

Regional skills advisor, Homes & Communities Agency

Leading skills and knowledge development for the housing and regeneration sector in London and the South East.

Education

2011-2012

University of Middlesex

Masters in Leadership for Sustainable Development

2001-2005

University of Edinburgh

MA (Hons) Spanish

Ethos

So you've heard that 'what' I can do, here's how I like to do it!

 

People tell me I am:

  • Creative and strategic

  • Straight talking and a natural communicator

  • Authentic and prepared to challenge existing ways of working

  • Committed to social justice and anti-racism

  • Down to earth, compassionate and fun to work with

  • Highly adaptable, resourceful and motivated