About me

I am an independent writer/editor/researcher, manager and consultant and have worked in the UK and international NGO/non-profit sectors for more than 20 years. My skills include communication, advocacy, campaigning, policy analysis, strategy, meeting and process facilitation, and management of people and projects.

From 1996 to 2011, I managed people, projects and programmes for three NGOs: Minority Rights Group International, OneWorld International and the Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility. I have authored several books, most recently 50 Reasons to Buy Fair Trade, and was previously a teacher, Open University associate lecturer, publishing editor and environmental campaigner.

With a strong interest in the impacts of business on human well-being, I was from 2013 to 2017 a civil society member of the Multi-Stakeholder Group (national commission) of the UK Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), part of a global movement to achieve transparency and accountability in the extractive (oil, gas and mining) industries.

I was educated at Liverpool University, Imperial College London and Birkbeck, University of London.

Outside work, I enjoy organic gardening, cycling, travel and family life.

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