Session Speaker

Libby Annat


Libby Annat

Biography

Libby Annat’s current role at Primark focuses on communication, stakeholder engagement, and policy. These responsibilities have been key to the continued development of Primark’s ethics program as the company has dealt with issues ranging from the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh to how to communicate effectively and transparently with stakeholders across its manufacturing and retail operating countries to support progress more broadly and address the challenges it faces. Primark opened its first store in Dublin, Ireland, in 1969; it now operates in more than 270 stores in Europe and will open its first U.S. store in Boston in 2015. Annat’s previous roles have included editorial and commercial guidance at the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) and ethical trade at British retailer Marks & Spencer.

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