ISEAL is led by a Senior Management Team and governed by a Board of Directors. ISEAL also has an informal governance body – the Stakeholder Council – which provides strategic advice and input to ISEAL’s membership and Board.

Senior Management Team

Our Senior Management Team directs our day-to-day work around the world. It’s made up of five Directors, and brings together a diverse and international collection of talents.

Karin Kreider, Executive Director

Patrick Mallet, Director, Innovations

Kristin Komives, Director, Impacts

Norma Tregurtha, Director, Policy and Outreach

Philip Wilson, Director, Finance and Operations


Our Board includes representatives from nine of our full member organisations. It guides the strategic direction of ISEAL’s work and provides oversight of annual work plans and budgets. The Board meets four times each year and is supported in its work by four sub-committees: the Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Membership Committee and Technical Committee.

Chris Ninnes,  Board Chair – Aquaculture Stewardship Council

Lena Staafgard, Executive Committee – Better Cotton Initiative

Andreas Kratz, Board Liaison to Technical Committee – Fairtrade International

Frank Harnischfeger, Board Liaison to Finance Committee – Forest Stewardship Council

Jonathan Smith, Board Liaison to Membership Committee – GEO Foundation

Nicolas Guichoux – Marine Stewardship Council

Alex Morgan – Rainforest Alliance

Danielle Morley – Bonsucro

Iris Van der Veken – Responsible Jewellery Council 


Stakeholder Council

The Stakeholder Council is made up of sustainability leaders and experts from the private and finance sectors, NGOs, governmental bodies and academic institutions, who meet annually in conjunction with ISEAL’s Annual General Meeting to discuss how ISEAL members can effectively respond to opportunities and challenges in the rapidly evolving sustainability landscape.

Abraham Baffoe – Proforest

Joana Barata Correia – Inter IKEA Group

Stephanie Barrientos – Global Development Institute, University of Manchester

Andrew Bovarnick – United Nations Development Programme

Renata Camargo – UNICA

Charlene Collison – Forum for the Future

Vanessa Erogbogbo – International Trade Centre

Ximena Franco Villegas – FlorVerde Sustainable Flowers

Alan Knight – ArcelorMittal

Helio Mattar – Akatu Institute for Conscious Consumption

Salma Moolji – CDC Group

Arjen Mulder – Solidaridad

Khalid Nadvi – Global Development Institute, University of Manchester

Terry Nelidov – Erb Institute, University of Michigan

Nyagoy Nyong’o – Fairtrade Africa

Carla Romeu Dalmau – IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative

Dirk Steinwand - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmBH (GIZ)

Petra Tanos – Tropical Forest Alliance 2020

Jan Kees Vis – Unilever

Mauricio Voivodic – WWF Brazil

Christopher Wells – Banco Santander 

Sylvia Wisniwski – Finance in Motion