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oriannafielding
founder

Orianna Fielding, is a sustainable design expert, brand creator, spatial and experiential designer,  retailer, author, broadcaster, curator and ethical change maker, 


Her multi-disciplinary work has been featured extensively globally in international design and architecture publications, including  Frame, Elle Decoration, Wallpaper, World of Interiors, AD,  Casa Viva, and ‘How to spend it’ the Financial Times.

 

She has spent the last 12 years working in the Sustainability space and is on a personal mission to create impact through encouraging the design sector to embrace sustainability practices to catalyse positive change.

Orianna merges her extensive knowledge of design, multi-channel retail and Sustainability to develops conscious brand concepts in the property, wellness retail and hospitality sectors, with a focus on immersive, experience design and purpose driven curation projects.

Orianna is based in London and consults internationally on sustainability, wellness. brand creation and purpose led retail . Projects include MoMA in New York, Marcel Wanders for the Salone di Mobile Milan, El Celler Can Roca, Vodafone, Bare Minerals and Wella, Clarion Events, Sustainable Design Summit China, Chelsea Harbour Complex and Marcol.

Since 2022 she has taken on the role of Chief Sustainability Advisor for Clarion Events- for the Sustainable Design Summit China in Beijing.

markhooper

Sustainabie Supply chain  advisor  

Mark Hooper is responsible for driving international growth across Sedex through commercial direction and business strategy.

Mark’s experience comprises buying, operations and supply chain Director roles across a number of large retail brands, most recently Heal’s.

He ran his own retail consultancy, Numensa, supporting growth and development for retailers of all sizes in the UK, Europe, USA and South Africa. Mark began his career in buying roles at Marks & Spencer and Arcadia Group (Burton).

Mark is keen to help supply chains globally to improve the lives of workers, supporting strength, sustainability and resilience, through his work at Sedex.

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annie bruce  

Marketing Strategy Advisor

Annie Bruce is one of the UK’s leading retail and marketing consultants specialising in niche and new to market products.

 

Her experience - with brands as diverse as Bobbi Brown Essentials (which she launched in the UK), NARS, Malin + Goetz and Paul & Joe to name just a few of her clients - is unequalled.

She is also one of the best known consultants throughout the UK beauty business, with the highest level of contacts and insider knowledge that only years of experience bring. Annie is also a recruitment and sales training expert

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yvonnegoffcourtney

Culture advisor  

Yvonne Courtney has extensive experience in the fields of PR, the design, publishing and retail industries, co-founding/curating the celebrated design showspace Mission, editing design magazines and contributing to international publications such as the Weekend FT and Monocle. 

Her experience in the creative industries enables her to identify what makes – and how to sell – a good design story, trend, exhibition, article or book. 

Yvonne helped launch London’s Design Museum, initiated design districts in Fitzrovia and Westbourne Grove and generated the debate 'Defining Design' in Parliament. She has also consulted for agencies on trend forecasting, third-party retail and creative collaborations. 

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asha Lad 

Finacial  impact advisor  

Asha Lad  Founder WellBuilt Capital Investor Built World Responsible Capital

 

Asha has over 17 years principal investment in private equity, credit and venture capital. Experience as a generalist investment professional in real assets and technology markets.

 

She has underwritten over US$30 bn of transactions with deep understanding of a variety of asset types and risk management over cycles in both developed and emerging markets.

 

Asha has worked in a range of environments from institutional corporates to start-ups.

 

She is a strategic thinker,  with entrepreneurial,  ESG and board experience.

 

She has a deep interest in integrating profit and purpose by applying commercial skills and expertise. Over the years, has made personal investments in several social impact initiatives. 

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markpilkington

Retail advisor  

Mark Pilkington is a brand expert, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and thought leader,


He has been successful in both the consumer brand/retailing world and the startup world. His 30 years of experience in brand building includes success across multiple categories and on a global basis.
 

Mark Pilkington was born in the UK, and educated at Oxford and INSEAD. After INSEAD, Mark joined Courtaulds PLC, a FTSE 100 corporation, where he became CEO of Gossard, a lingerie brand. Mark developed the Wonderbra

 

Mark won two Queen’s Awards for Exports, and was honoured with the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America Award for his launch of The Wonderbra.

While at Courtaulds, Mark was also appointed as  Director General of Georges Rech, a renowned French fashion house.

Mark is the author of “Sorry we’re closed - Why your High Street is Closing Down! And how to bring it back to Life!’ In this book, he has distilled all of his academic knowledge and his years of practical experience in branding, retail and ecommerce,.

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