Dr. Helen Crowley joined Kering in November 2011 and is the Head of Sustainable Sourcing Innovation. Prior to Kering, Helen was Associate Director at the Wildlife Conservation Society for eleven years. She has a background in field-based conservation and development projects particularly in Africa and Madagascar, as well as market-based conservation initiatives and designing corporate-NGO partnerships. Helen has also worked as a consultant to several corporations where she was responsible for helping them implement sustainability strategies. During her tenure at Kering, Helen has been advising and supporting Kering’s brands with a focus on innovative cross-cutting sustainability solutions, including sustainable sourcing and manufacturing processes, to help guide the Group’s overall sustainability strategy and program implementation. Helen holds a PhD in Ecology from the Australian National University. She is on the board of the Textile Exchange Europe, The Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network and the International Union for Conservation of Nature US, and actively participates in international forums such as CITES, IUCN, CBD, BSR and SAC, to name a few.