Team

HELOISE BUCKLAND – CEO & Co-Founder

+15 years of social innovation and sustainability projects for diverse organisations from multilateral development banks to grassroots NGOs. Associate researcher at ESADE business school, author of several publications, co-founder of two social enterprises specialised in education for sustainability, projects in 12 countries and extensive network in Latin America.

CAROL RIUS – CFO & Co-Founder

+10 years of international business, founder of INQUVE and specialized in supporting impact oriented business. Consultant for Spanish Public Administration, visiting professor at UAB and ESCI-UPF. +500 consultancy projects.  Coach and mentor for managers and social entrepreneurs. Extensive network in India and SouthEast Asia.

FEDERICO TEMPESTILLI – Industrial Engineer

Industrial Engineer with experience working in different industries and social enterprises in Italy and Cambodia. With a background in Engineering and a MBA from “Collège des Ingénieurs”, Federico is passionate about impactful initiatives driving sustainable development in emerging markets and developing economies.

KATE FIEDLER – Horticulture expert

Phd in Plant Pathology with experience working in crop science for global agri-tech companies and agricultural development NGOs focussed on sustainable livelihoods. Strong network in the agricultural sector and organic farming in Cambodia, Bangladesh, Australia and the US.

PHIROM YANG  – C0O Local partner

+20 years in agriculture and rural development in Cambodia, Phirom is the Director of the Cambodian Organic Farm Enterprise (COFE), our first local rice mill partner. COFE is a cooperative with a membership of 2,500 smallholder rice farmers, producing organic fair trade rice and other products for local and international markets.

ADVISORY BOARD

RICHARD KENDALL – Financial advisor

Social entrepreneur and strategic consultant for diverse industries including the management of a successful exit of palm oil enterprise. Richard has personally raised over £15M for social enterprises in West Africa and Europe.

CHRISTOPHE WALTER – Sustainable agriculture advisor

Involved in sustainable agriculture since 2000 from muddy boots to board room including 10 years with leading global brands on sustainable sourcing. Christophe is currently vice-chair of the governing panel of CGIAR’s Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Program, a $70M per year research programme.  PhD in horticulture sciences and founder of Smallholder Solutions.

HELEN RUSSELL – Social Impact Advisor

20+ years experience assessing social impacts of development assistance and project finance.  Involved in the UK Government’s response to the UN Framework on Business and Human Rights. Helen advises Husk on social impact evaluation and alignment with international standards on social sustainability and human rights.

ALBERT BATES – Biochar Advisor

Thoroughgoing knowledge of climate science, energy and law; United Nations general consultative status through DPI-NGO/ECOSOC; permaculture design certification and teacher training. Albert shared the first Right Livelihood Award in 1980 for the work of Plenty International in protecting indigenous cultures. Author of Burn, Using Fire to Keep the Planet Cool, presented at COP19.

BRIDGET MCINTOSH  – Renewable energy advisor

Director of Energy Lab’s Asia Clean Energy incubator. +10 years experience in renewable energy and carbon finance now specialising in Startups in emerging markets. Extensive network in Australia and SouthEast Asia.