Dr Sally Uren OBE

Dr Sally Uren OBE

Company: Forum for the future

Job title: CEO


Sally is Chief Executive at Forum for the Future with overall responsibility for delivering Forum’s mission to accelerate a big shift towards a sustainable future by catalysing transformational change in global systems. This involves working with leading global organisations, including businesses such as Olam and Walgreens Boots Alliance, Foundations, such as the Laudes Foundation, and membership organisations, such as the United Nations Global Compact, both in one to one partnerships, and also as part of multi-stakeholder collaborations designed to address complex challenges in systems as diverse as food, energy, apparel and shipping.

Sally acts an independent advisor on Advisory Boards for several global businesses, including Kimberly Clark and Burberry. She is currently Co-Chair of the Independent Advisory Group advising Travalyst, the global travel and tourism collaboration led by the Duke of Sussex. Past independent advisory positions have included the position of Independent Chair of DFID’s Business Partnership Fund, part of the Business Innovation Facility, as well as an Independent Member of the Investment Committee for the C&A Foundation. Sally acts as a judge for a number of sustainability award schemes, including the Queens Award for Sustainable Development.

In December 2017 Sally received an OBE in the Queen’s New Years Honours List for services to sustainability in business.