Mary Creagh Appointed as ETI’s New Chair

Former British MP Mary Creagh, who led the 2018 Environmental Audit Committee’s (EAC) inquiry into the fashion industry, has been appointed as the new chair of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI). ETI is pleased to welcome Mary to the position of Chair to lead the ETI in tackling these and the many other issues that face workers.
Peter McAllister, ETI’s Executive Director says, “We are delighted to welcome Mary as our new Chair at ETI. Mary’s wide experience in both the policy environment, creating and supporting inclusive initiatives, as well as wider sustainable development, will be a great asset in supporting ETI to tackle the prevailing challenges and in collaboration with our members, increasing our impact for workers.”
Mary Creagh says, “I am delighted to be appointed as ETI’s Chair and am looking forward to working with the team, Board, members and wider stakeholders to improve the lives of workers around the world. With supply chains and working conditions under pressure, I’m looking forward to shaping national and international policies to ensure dignity at work for all.”
As a former MP Mary has led UK government policy through 23 select committee inquiries and has a strong understanding of the UK, EU, and international climate change, sustainable development policy, and reporting frameworks. Mary has 22 years of experience as an elected politician at local, national, and international levels, serving as a Government Minister, Shadow Secretary of State in three departments, and Select Committee Chair. Mary now combines roles in business consultancy, charitable work, and teaching at Cranfield University.