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Rachel Wilshaw

Ethical Trade Manager

Office Location: Oxford, UK

Rachel Wilshaw is the Ethical Trade Manager for Oxfam GB. Her role involves advocacy and advice to companies on best practice in relation to labour rights in global supply chains. She is in the Private Sector team of Oxfam's Campaigns, Policy and Influencing Team, based in Oxford.

Over the last decade Rachel has co-authored reports and briefing papers including: Labour Rights in Vietnam: Unilever's Progress and Systemic Challenges, In work but trapped in poverty, Understanding Wage Issues in the Tea Industry and a poverty footprint study, Bouquets and Beans from Kenya. Other publications include Oxfam GB Modern Slavery Statement , In Work but Trapped in Poverty  and Steps Towards a Living Wage in Global Supply Chains.

Rachel was involved in shaping Oxfam's campaign and advocacy work relating to Oxfam's campaigns on the food and beverage sector, Behind the Brands, and on the inequality campaign Even it Up.

Rachel is a board member of the UK multi-stakeholder initiative on workers' rights, Ethical Trading Initiative. In 2013, her work was profiled by The Financial Times in the article The Supply Chain Inquisitor. She previously held a range of roles in procurement, ethical purchasing, monitoring and evaluation, communications and exhibition organisation. She holds a Professional Diploma in Procurement (Member, Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply), a Diploma in Art History (Oxford University) and a degree in English Literature (Cambridge University).

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