Chief Executive, Forum for the Future  

Sally is Chief Executive at Forum for the Future with overall responsibility for delivering Forum’s mission to accelerate a big shift towards a sustainable future by catalysing transformational change in global systems. This involves working with leading global organisations, including businesses such as Unilever and Kingfisher, Foundations, such as the C&A Foundation, and membership organisations, such as Sedex, both in one to one partnerships, and also as part of multi-stakeholder collaborations designed to address complex challenges in systems as diverse as food, energy, apparel and shipping.

Sally is currently directly involved in a number of projects including Cotton 2040, a multi-stakeholder collaboration designed to accelerate the mainstreaming of sustainable cotton, and Tea 2030, a global project focusing on a number of innovation platforms intended to deliver a sustainable global tea industry. Sally also helped initiate Net Positive, a coalition of leading businesses, all working to define the next wave of corporate sustainability

A key part of Sally’s role is inspiring and equipping people and organisations to deliver systemic change for sustainability through regularly speaking at international and national conferences and also writing for a range of publications, with published articles in the New Statesman, Huffington Post, Management Today and The Independent.  Sally is also helping build Forum’s new School of System Change where we are building a global community of change agents to accelerate our progress towards a sustainable future.

Sally acts an independent advisor on Advisory Boards for several global businesses, including Kimberly Clark, Kingfisher and Burberry.  She is also an Advisory Board member for Sustainable Brands and Johnson and Johnson’s Earthwards Board.  In 2018 she was the independent Chair of DFID’s Business Partnership Fund, part of the Business Innovation Facility. She acts as a judge for a number of sustainability award schemes, including the Queens Award for Sustainable Development.

In December 2017 Sally received an OBE in the Queen’s New Years Honours List for services to sustainability in business.

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