Katie is a sustainability and ethical trade professional with over 20 years’ experience working in the food and agricultural sector. She is based in Australia and works as the Group Ethical Sourcing Manager for Costa Pty Ltd. In her role, she has developed and implemented the company strategy on Ethical Sourcing.
Katie’s passion for Responsible Sourcing and Social Sustainability evolved through developing Ethical Sourcing standards for UK fresh produce farms in 2002, she then found an outlet to go beyond compliance in her previous role as Head of Sustainability at International Procurement Limited (IPL). In her role, she developed and implemented projects focussing on living wage for workers, livelihoods for smallholders, women’s empowerment and latterly modern slavery mitigation.