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 wide array of projects across the globe. The big gap - and opportunity - I see now is for organisations to truly grasp and integrate  climate and social justice in all their initiatives.

I am both creative and strategic, always focused on the outcome. I can quickly build rapport and trust with clients, funders and collaborators. 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. Recent work includes:

  • Leading a collaboration that created the first interactive report on the sustainability of edible fats and oils as a Forum for the Future affiliate. Collaboration members included Unilever, M&S, Upfield, IUCN-Netherlands and WWF-UK.

  • Analysing the regenerative agriculture landscape on behalf of a global beverage company (as an associate of a sustainability agency)


  • Designed and chaired a learning event on sustainable fashion for the global staff of Ecover

  • Worked with a UK food company and B Corp to create its first sustainability strategy (as an associate with a purpose agency)

In my free time I design and host events aimed particularly at women and non binary people to learn about investing and to use their finances to tackle climate change.

2017-2020

Principal change designer, Forum for the Future

Designing and leading systems change and sustainability strategy 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. Included 6 week work placements at Ahold Delhaize, The Department for Education, Share Action and TUI.

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

  • Prepared to challenge existing ways of working and try new methods

  • Committed to social justice and anti-racism

  • Down to earth, compassionate and fun to work with

  • Highly adaptable, resourceful and motivated