As Manager of European Sustainability and Stakeholder Outreach at Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), Dr. Liz W. oversees stakeholder outreach across Europe including communications with stakeholders on APP’s operations and sustainability efforts.
She has a depth and wealth of knowledge in paper, packaging, and supply chain management, having worked in the industry for over ten years.
Before joining APP, Dr. Liz. W. held the position of Sustainability and CRM Director at Antalis International, the largest European group in the distribution of paper and communications. In this role Dr. Liz W. was responsible for Corporate Responsibility and Customer Relationship Management both in the UK and internationally across 33 countries. Her experience includes working with paper suppliers and manufacturers worldwide as well as working with certification bodies to develop international schemes to facilitate the implementation of Chain of Custody throughout the complete paper and packaging supply chain.
Alongside career development, for the past 10 years, Dr. Liz W. has been an active member of the British Retail Consortium Technical Advisory Committee for the Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials. With an MA in Strategic Marketing, she was awarded a PhD in International Packaging Standards in 2012, in which she reviewed the benefits of self regulation and developed a model for compliance to complement this due diligence process. Her involvement has now extended to being on the benchmarking committee for the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) for all standard setting, as well as working with the University of Cardiff (UWIC) to develop the first Msc in International Packaging. She also sits on the board of the RSPH, a UK certification body.