Twin and Twin Trading Chair and Trustee appointments

Following Twin's AGM on 6 December, we can announce that Michael Ward has been elected as the new Chair of Twin and Twin Trading. Jonathan Pockson and Carol Wills have also been re-elected as Board Trustees. And we are very pleased to welcome newcomer Kay Armstrong to the Board.

As Deputy Leader of the Greater London Council, Michael Ward was instrumental in setting up Twin in 1985 with a charitable grant from the GLC. Now he hopes to bring his years of expertise in the public and non-profit sectors to help strengthen Twin in 2012.

Michael said: “This is a very exciting time to be joining Twin, having watched it develop over the last 25 years. Twin has a strong track record in nurturing producer organisations in Africa and Latin America. I look forward to working with the Twin team, and with producers, to address the challenges we face, including the impact of climate change on producers in developing countries, and the need to ensure that the spread of fair trade does not lead to any dilution of values and principles.”