Speakers

Mark Stevens

Director of corporate responsibility - Ciena

Mark currently holds the position of director of corporate social responsibility for Ciena Corporation. Mark is based in the UK and has been with Ciena for more than 10 years. Mark has a wealth of telecommunications experience, spanning some 38 read more

Dr Liz Wilks

European director, sustainability & stakeholder outreach - Asia Pulp & Paper

Dr Liz Wilks has a depth of knowledge in paper, packaging, supply chain management, and sustainability, with more than fifteen years of industry experience. Her previous role was with Antalis International as global CSR director. Joining Asia Pulp and Paper read more

Katharine Stewart

Ethical trade and environmental sustainability director - 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 read more

Lee Henderson

European director, sustainability & stakeholder engagement - Asia Pulp & Paper

Lee has more than 20 years’ experience in the global pulp, paper and printing industry and is leading on technical and regulatory issues. Certification, legislation, and management systems have played a key part in Lee’s career. He has worked for read more

Alain Mimeault

Global director, supplier development & sustainability - AkzoNobel Decorative Paints

As global director of supplier development and sustainability at AkzoNobel sourcing Alain leads and manages the multi €m global supplier development and sustainability (SD&S) organisation within the group. Alain has worked at AkzoNobel for more than 10 years and has read more

Simon Brayn-Smith

Head of Sustainability - Olam Cocoa

Simon Brayn-Smith is the Head of Sustainability for Olam Cocoa. He has been with Olam for eight years, initially as a procurement manager based in upcountry Ghana before moving to London in 2011. Since then Simon has been a cocoa read more

Victoria Dodman

Senior ethical trade and human rights manager (Plan A Foods) - Marks & Spencer

Vicky has 15 years’ experience working in partnership with international businesses and NGOs on sustainability, human rights and value chains. She has extensive work experience and active interest in working with businesses to deliver sustainable and social benefits to stakeholders whether read more

Aaron Reid

Head of sustainable procurement - Balfour Beatty

Aaron is a sustainable procurement and EDI specialist who has gained valuable insights from working at the cutting-edge of the agenda in both the public and private sectors. He is currently the lead on Balfour Beatty's UK sustainable procurement strategy and read more

Lenny Koh

Director - Advanced Resource Efficiency Centre, University of Sheffield

Professor Lenny Koh is the founder and director of the Advanced Resource Efficiency Centre (AREC) at the University of Sheffield. Her work contributes to advancing the understanding and resolution of complex supply chain using interdisciplinary approaches crossing supply chain management read more

Per Stoltz

Sustainability lead officer - IKEA

Born in Sweden 1962. I finished my studies with a Bachelor in Business and administration.  I started to work for IKEA in 1992 in the local Italian purchasing organization. Moved to Sweden in 2000 to the product development and supply read more

Dr Rosanna Cole

Deputy director for the Centre for Sustainable Enterprise Management - Surrey Business School

Rosie joined the Department of Business Transformation and Sustainable Enterprise at Surrey Business School in 2016. She is the deputy director of the Centre for Sustainable Enterprise Management (CSEM) which facilitates research outputs in all areas of sustainability for international read more

Mayank Shah

Founder and CEO - Minority Supplier Development

Mayank is the founder and CEO of Minority Supplier Development UK Ltd (MSDUK), UK’s leading non-profit, corporate membership, supplier diversity advocacy organisation, driving inclusive procurement practices in corporate supply chains through introduction of ethnic minority owned businesses (EMBs) in the read more

Tony Roy

Senior procurement manager - BT

Tony Roy manages supplier sustainability, auditing and governance within BT Group Procurement. His key areas of focus are ethical & environmental improvements for BT’s suppliers of goods and services, and runs BT’s Modern Slavery Act due diligence with high-risk suppliers. Tony also read more

Katie Leggett

Sustainability officer - innocent Drinks

Katie is sustainability officer at innocent drinks, a healthy drinks company with a goal of “leaving things better than we find them”. Katie’s role within innocent includes managing innocent’s approach to human rights and engaging the employee population in delivering read more

Duncan Simpson

Director - 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 read more

Lazar Armaniov

Regional manager, business development UK & Ireland - EcoVadis

Lazar has more than 10 years of international experience in business development, sustainability and more recently, responsible procurement. He gained his expertise during his time at CEB (now Gartner), the Carbon Trust and thinkstep. He is an expert in relationship read more

Latifa Chomoko

Senior corporate sustainability manager - PwC

Latifa leads PwC UK’s human rights programme and is an advisor to the global corporate sustainability team on the topic. She also drives engagement with social enterprise as part of PwC's ‘Buy Social‘ commitment, and sits on the firm’s Fair read more