Louise Nicholls has a portfolio career. In addition, to having the pleasure of being Exec lead for the Food Network for Ethical trade , Louise works as a consultant advising a broad range of clients from manufacturers to retailers, start-ups, investors and collaborative initiatives on sustainability and human rights. She also tutors for Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership (CISL) on a number of courses including business sustainability management and is the current Chair of IEMA, the professional body for environmentalists and a Trustee of the sustainable trade initiative- IDH, and the Sustainable Fishing Communities Trust (SFACT). Previously she had a long career with the retailer Marks and Spencer plc, as Corporate Head of Human Rights, Food sustainability and Food Packaging. With a successful track record of stakeholder engagement in 40+ countries, from individual affected rights holders to win/win partnerships with NGO’s she brings broad breadth of experience in, Social and Environmental collaborative initiatives. Including founding and chairing Sedex Global for 7 years and holding board positions with the Ethical Trading Initiative, LOCOG Stakeholder Oversight Board, Consumer Goods Forum, and the temporary Labour Working Group (precursor to UK modern slavery regulator GLAA). Louise has also held advisory board positions with Astra Zeneca PLC, Camellia PLC, Commonwealth Games and a trustee role with the food redistribution charity, The Bread and Butter Thing (TBBT).