The Food Network for Ethical Trade (FNET) is delighted to announce the appointment of Pins Brown as our new chair effective from October 2023. She will succeed Dr Steve New who has successfully chaired FNET for two years through a period of tremendous change in the organisation.
Pins brings a wealth of human right experience from a broad range of sectors from beauty to primary agriculture. Her career spans working in a range of organisations, from UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Anti-Slavery International (ASI) , Ethical trading Initiative, the specialist Human Rights consultancy Ergon Associates, and the Body Shop/ Natura & Co. Until recently she was Director of Human Rights at Natura &Co the world’s largest B-corporation, a multi-national group company of Natura, Avon, The Body Shop and Aesop selling cosmetics, fashion, and homewares, with 35k employees and a turnover $10bn.
FNET Board said ‘ We were lucky enough to attract a number of talented applications for the FNET Chair role. We picked Pins not only for her extensive experience, but for the challenge she will bring to the FNET board at this next phase of growth of the organisation. Pins is known for her passion and belief that one voice can change a room. She has an impressive track record of instilling good governance, clarity of purpose and inspiring systemic impactful change’.
Commenting on her appointment, Pins said: “As a strong believer in the power of the collective, I’m excited to work with the FNET Board and membership for practical action in the face of the urgent social and environmental challenges we face. Together we can better support common approaches to improving the lives of people working in food supply chains that we all depend on. And break bread together along the way”.