Fairtrade International (FLO), the dominant certifier of Fair Trade goods worldwide, announced key leadership changes this past week. Harriet Lamb is the new Chief Executive, after more than 10 years as Executive Director of the UK Fairtrade Foundation. She will begin her new role with Fairtrade International by 1 October 2012.
Molly Harriss Olson in Australia was elected Board Chair for FLO. Molly is Director of Eco Futures, an Australian-based international policy firm working on building sustainable strategies with business, government and civic leaders. She is Co-Founder of Earthmark and the Founder of the National Business Leaders Forum on Sustainable Development. She serves on the Boards of the Green Building Council of Australia, and is Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board of Ecos Magazine.
FLO also welcomes Marike de Peña as Board Vice Chair. This is the first time that a producer representative has served at such a high level on the Board. Marike de Peña is Vice President of the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Small Producer Organizations (CLAC). She is Director of Banelino, a banana co-operative in the Dominican Republic.
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