ISEAL is led by a senior leadership team and governed by a Board of Directors. The ISEAL Board of Directors has the following sub-committees: Executive, Finance and Nominations Committees. 

The following committees report to the board but also have independent decision-making powers: Membership Committee and Technical Committee

Senior leadership team

Our senior leadership team directs our day-to-day work around the world. It’s made up of four directors and brings together a diverse and international collection of talents.

Karin Kreider, Executive Director

Patrick Mallet, Director, Innovations

Kristin Komives, Director, Programmes

Tom Espley, Director, Finance and Operations


Our Board currently includes representatives from seven of our member organisations and three external representatives. It meets three to four times a year, guiding the strategic direction of ISEAL’s work and provides oversight of annual work plans and budgets.

Adam Cox, Rainforest Alliance

Aik Hoe Lim, World Trade Organisation (external appointment) 

Alan McClay, Better Cotton Initiative

Chris Ninnes, Aquaculture Stewardship Council,  Board Chair 

Danielle Morley, Bonsucro

Joseph D' Cruz, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil 

Kiron Bose, Collington Capital (external appointment) 

Margaret Kim, Gold Standard

Melanie Grant, Responsible Jewellery Council

Nina Schuler, AECOM (external appointment)