Food and Agricultural Commodity Systems Global Head
Andrew is also UNDP's Lead Natural Resource Economist, guiding UNDP programmes economic and market based approaches to global environmental problems. Andrew was charged with establishing GCP in 2009 and has since built up the team and programme. Andrew leads the programme with his global team and continues to develop new strategic initiatives and partnerships for GCP. Andrew is also a regular speaker at international conferences. Prior to joining UNDP, Andrew was a Senior Economic Consultant with Environmental Management Resources, a global consultancy working on a broad range of natural resource management and policy projects funded by international donor agencies and multinationals.
Food and Agricultural Commodity Systems FACS Project Manager
Pascale has extensive experience within UNDP and on supply chains, having worked with UNDP on agriculture value chain and private sector development and engagement issues for over 13 years. Previously, Pascale worked for five years as a business consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, in London and New York. She has an engineering degree in Chemistry from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Toulouse, and a PhD in Chemistry from the School of Pharmacy, University College London.
Nicolas currently focuses on leading the effective collaborative action and advisory support pillars of the FACS team. Nicolas has 25 years’ experience working on Food and Agricultural Commodity Systems. He has worked for the European Commission, FAO, UN-OCHA and various NGOs. In his last position, Nicolas was the Director of Standards and Assurance for the Better Cotton Initiative, a multi-stakeholder initiative focusing on the promotion of more sustainable production practices in this sector.
Senior Commodities Advisor
Leif develops and oversees project implementation, as well as provides on agricultural commodities to all country offices. Until 2012, Leif was a Senior Manager at the Rainforest Alliance with responsibility for its Sustainable Coffee Programme. Prior to this he worked for seven years with UNDP as an Environmental Programme Officer in El Salvador and as member of UNDP’s Global Environment Facility team, managing a portfolio of biodiversity conservation and land degradation projects in Mesoamerica and the Caribbean.
Senior Partnership Advisor
Christina heads the UNDP Green Commodities Programme's From Commitment to initiative. Prior to joining the Programme, Christina worked for Save the Children UK for many years on issues such as impact assessment, livelihoods, emergency response, and child rights programme management, then joined the Community Trade team of The Body Shop to manage their Latin America ingredient supply chains, more recently developing their new Sustainable Sourcing guidelines. During that time she also worked closely with L’Oreal on several sustainable sourcing initiatives..
Senior Advisor Learning & Impact
Pascal has more than 20 years of international experience in sustainable development working with multinationals, the public sector, and NGOs in the areas of environment, governance and education, focusing on organizational learning, accountability, strategic planning and transparency. He is the mastermind behind the UNDP Green Commodities Programme's theoretical background, the Theory of Change (see Our Focus). Before joining GCP, he was on the management team of Transparency International, leading cross-regional learning, programme accountability, and capacity development and supporting a network of 100+ independent national entities.
Senior System Change Advisor
Charles advises on how ‘systems thinking’ approaches can increase the effectiveness of our work on sector transformation in food and agriculture in order to address critical climate, biodiversity and livelihood issues – particularly by strengthening multi-stakeholder collaboration for systemic change. He previously led the private sector engagement work for GCP. Prior to UNDP, he spent 15 years working as an entrepreneur and consultant across a range of sustainability challenges, following a decade in the finance sector..
Simon has extensive experience of strategy work with international organizations and Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives. He has worked with the Alliance for Water Stewardship, Better Cotton Initiative, ISEAL Alliance, Textile Exchange, 4C Association, SAN, Pesticide Action Network UK, the Organic Cotton Accelerator, Cotton Made in Africa and the Social and Labor Convergence Project. A qualified performance coach and business mediator, Simon previously spent 25 years as a broadcaster before becoming Communications Director at Classic FM, the UK’s national classical music radio station. With a first degree in Geography from Cambridge University, he graduated in 2005 with an MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice at the University of Bath. .