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Meet the Sedex team

Sedex is a global team of amazing people who are experts in their area and passionate about making a positive impact on the world.

Meet our Executive team

Our Executive Team is responsible for the leadership and management of Sedex, working together to implement our strategy and meet commitments to members.

Jon Hancock
Chief Executive Officer
Jon Hancock
Chief Executive Officer
Jon leads Sedex as the company delivers its 2025 Strategy and mission.
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Allison Hudson
Director of Member and Customer Relations
Allison Hudson
Director of Member and Customer Relations
Allison joined Sedex in 2016 and is the Director of Client Services, managing a portfolio of over 900 Buyer
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Jessica McGoverne
Director of Sustainability Policy and External Affairs
Jessica McGoverne
Director of Sustainability Policy and External Affairs
Jessica joined Sedex in January 2018 and is responsible for Sedex’s corporate communications, public relations and public policy.
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Mark Hooper
Commercial Director
Mark Hooper
Commercial Director
Mark joined Sedex in May 2020 and is responsible for driving international growth across Sedex
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Walter Lin
Managing Director, Asia
Walter Lin
Managing Director, Asia
Walter joined Sedex in Dec 2007, he helped Sedex to open its first Asia office in Shanghai
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Sonny Banger
Chief Financial Officer
Sonny Banger
Chief Financial Officer
Sonny brings substantial experience drawn from a 30-year career in senior finance and operational roles, across global businesses of various sizes in
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Eve Pienaar
Senior Legal Counsel and Company Secretary and In-House Legal
Eve Pienaar
Senior Legal Counsel and Company Secretary and In-House Legal
Eve Pienaar is the Sedex Company Secretary, looking after governance of the organisation
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Liz Aldred
People Director
Liz Aldred
People Director
As Director of Human Resources at Sedex, Liz works with the Executive team to review and implement HR policies and procedures within Sedex
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Charlotte Blount
Director of Strategy Delivery
Charlotte Blount
Director of Strategy Delivery
Charlotte joined Sedex in April 2021 to manage the company’s overarching strategy.
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Meet our Board

The Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of Sedex. The Board is responsible for setting Sedex’s strategic aims, providing the leadership to put them into effect, supervising the management of the business and reporting to Sedex’s members on the Board’s stewardship.

Steven Esom
Chair of the Board
Steven Esom
Chair of the Board
Steven is an experienced board member of consumer-facing businesses and chairs a number of boards. His current directorships include Cranswick Plc, Th
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Jon Hancock
Chief Executive Officer
Jon Hancock
Chief Executive Officer
Jon leads Sedex as the company delivers its 2025 Strategy and mission.
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Esther Tsang
Member Director
Esther Tsang
Member Director
Esther Tsang has over 15 years of experience working in global supply chains and delivered various sustainability & ethical trade programs in multiple
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Barbara Gregory
Member Director
Barbara Gregory
Member Director
Barbara Gregory currently holds the position of Senior Manager on Walmart’s Responsible Sourcing team.
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Katie Smothers
Member Director
Katie Smothers
Member Director
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Michelle French
Member Director
Michelle French
Member Director
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Katie Knaggs
Member Director
Katie Knaggs
Member Director
Katie is a sustainability and ethical trade professional with over 20 years’ experience working in the food and agricultural sector.
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Jeannie Arthur
Independent Non-executive Director
Jeannie Arthur
Independent Non-executive Director
Jeannie joined the board in November 2020 and brings 20 years’ experience creating and growing technology and data driven businesses.
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Susan Barton
Independent Non-Executive Director
Susan Barton
Independent Non-Executive Director
Susan is an accredited mediator, and sits on the Board and Audit & Risk Committee of Jersey Post alongside her role at Sedex.
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Steve Bolton
Independent Non-Executive Director
Steve Bolton
Independent Non-Executive Director
Stephen has been a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants since 1992, and is an experienced finance director.
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Tim Brooks
Independent Non-executive Director
Tim Brooks
Independent Non-executive Director
Tim Brooks is chair of Public Digital, a global digital transformation consultancy, and of RCNi, the commercial arm of the Royal College of Nursing.
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