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 final approval for our business plans, annual work plans and large-scale projects. It meets four to five times each year. The Board is supported in its work by three sub-committees: the Executive Committee, the Finance Committee and the Membership Committee.

Britta Wyss Bisang, Board Chair – Rainforest Alliance

Anne-Marie Fleury, Executive Committee – Responsible Jewellery 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

Darrel Webber – Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

Nicolas Guichoux – Marine Stewardship Council

Chris Ninnes – Aquaculture Stewardship 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 – IKEA

Andrew Bovarnick – UNDP

Renata Camargo - UNICA

Frank Eyhorn – IFOAM and Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation

Ximena Franco Villegas - Florverde Sustainable Flowers

Alan Knight – ArcelorMittal

Helio Mattar – Akatu Institute for Conscious Consumption

Khalid Nadvi – University of Manchester

Nyagoy Nyong’o – Fairtrade Africa

Andrea Olivar – Solidaridad

Carla Romeu Dalmau – IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative

Jan Kees Vis – Unilever

Mauricio Voivodic – WWF Brazil

Christopher Wells – Banco Santander