Elaine is an independent consultant and trainer with extensive experience in international development, fair trade and ethical supply chain management. A former ETI Board member, she worked at The Body Shop International for 10 years and currently provides assessment and advisory services to companies and NGOs.
Louise is an ethical trade and human rights specialist with over 15 years' experience working for private, non-governmental and not-for-profit organisations and now works predominantly with global retailers and suppliers. She designed and delivered Sainsbury's ethical trade strategy between 2010 and 2014 for over 2,500 global food and non-food suppliers.
Margaret “Mags” Shapiro has worked across sectors (including clothing and textiles, mining and manufacturing) both as an independent consultant, and for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Performance Solutions Africa. She has also worked on a number of large-scale ILO-funded projects. Her expertise encompasses optimising HR departments, training, diversity, social dialogue, research around wages and the impact of buying practices. She is an External Social Compliance Monitor for global sportswear brands in Southern Africa and a strategist and project manager of Corporate Social Investments GRI-aligned sustainability reports.
Muriel is an ethical trade specialist with over 16 years experience in ethical supply chain management. As a social compliance manager she designed an ethical supply chain management programme for a major retailer which has since earned many accolades. She works with retailers and brands to up-skill suppliers, buyers, technologists and senior managers.
Steve has a sound theoretical and practical experience of HRM, industrial relations and ethical trade and has taught in the UK and abroad. He has taught in the Further Education sector for many years; is a Visiting Lecturer at Manchester University Business School and has research and project management experience. Steve has extensive experience around health & safety, collective bargaining, learning and skills and industrial partnerships.
Steve is a co-founder of Ergon Associates and is a specialist in international legal standards. He has over 25 years experience in devising and delivering consultancy, research, advice and training on a range of labour and human rights issues. He is a UK-qualified lawyer.
Steve has extensive experience in fresh produce and was actively involved in the ETI food group, as well as being a former ETI board member. He has detailed knowledge of ETI Base Code implementation overseas on issues such as freedom of association in Colombia and child labour with African small farmers. In addition to training, Steve consults on areas ranging from standards benchmarking to international development.
Stirling was active in trade union education in the UK before working in India as a Chief Technical Adviser for the International Labour Organisation. He has worked for DFID, British Council, Fair Labour Association, trade unions, NGOs and several companies. His areas of expertise include child labour, HIV/AIDS in the workplace, migrant labour, social dialogue and industrial relations, health and safety at work and co-operatives.
Stuart Bell is a co-founder of Ergon Associates and has more than 30 years' experience of advising on corporate responsibility issues for companies, investors, international agencies and NGOs. He has developed and delivered training and professional programmes around the world and is a specialist in assessing risks and developing practical actions in sectors ranging from apparel to agriculture, oil and gas and electronics.
Tom Wilson is an independent consultant with extensive experience in designing and delivering training on employee relations for a variety of organisations in the UK and internationally, including major corporates, the ILO, international trade unions and others. He has expert knowledge of law, policy and practice around HR, employment relations and ethical trade. Chair of GTA England and visiting fellow of Wolverhampton University, Tom is a fellow of the CIPD and one of ETI’s lead trainers on the Essentials of Ethical Trade series.