Director Asia-Pacific, Rainforest Alliance
Edward Millard is Director of the Asia-Pacific region at Rainforest Alliance, based in its London office. In this position, he oversees activities promoting responsible environmental stewardship and social practices based on credible multi-stakeholder standards. He leads a team providing training and technical assistance to companies, government extension agents, local institutions and farmers. He also identifies and develops external relationship opportunities with donors, companies and other key stakeholders to further Rainforest Alliance’s vision of sustainable land management and secure livelihoods in high biodiversity countries. He was a business development manager for Oxfam Fair Trade for 14 years and Conservation International for 11 years. In both roles he spent extensive amounts of time in Africa, Asia and Latin America supporting small-scale producers in the forest product, craft, agricultural and tourism sectors to improve their competitiveness and open new markets. In Rainforest Alliance, he works with international companies to plan and develop their sustainable sourcing strategies. Edward is a graduate in business administration. He has published three books and several articles on small-scale business development, is a board member of Goodweave International, an international body to eradicate child labor in the rug weaving industry, and an independent assessor for a UK charity.