Graham Young: Interim Management and Consultancy



TWIN and TWIN Trading Ltd (January to April 2016); Interim Managing Director of this pioneer of Fair Trade. TWIN is a charity working on organisational, business and market development for small farmer co-ops in Africa and Latin America. TWIN Trading is a company trading mainly in high quality coffee to the speciality coffee markets in Europe and the USA.

Fairtrade Network of Asian/Pacific Producers NAPP (2014/15); Consultation and advisory work regarding the transition of producer services from Fairtrade International, Bonn to NAPP, Bangalore.

Fairtrade Foundation (2014);
Annual Review Report of PPA grant from DfID.

Comic Relief
and Fairtrade Foundation (2013); final evaluation of a major 5 year Special Initiative grant, Fairtrade for Development in Africa (FTDA).

At the end of 2012 Graham joined the Board of a large rural regeneration organisation called the Heart of Teesdale Landscape Partnership and has focussed his activity on ensuring delivery of some exacting targets on this £3.2 million project jointly funded with the Heritage Lottery Fund. He has also been actively involved in the recent County Council elections.

Kenelm Youth Trust (2012); Advising on a management re-structuring process.

Progressio (Catholic Institute for International Relations) (2007, 2011 & 2012); engaged in sensitive negotiations regarding a new international governance structure. Work with the CEO and Board on strategy development and the potential for business approaches to development.

Imani Development Consultants and the EU TradeCom Facility (2010); a six month desk and field research project exploring Fairtrade certification opportunities for the Caribbean Rice Association in Guyana and Suriname.

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Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International, Germany (2004/5+2006/7 +2010+11). Interim management work to re-focus and re-structure the organisation and advise the Board on governance structures. Feasibility study on the potential for collaboration of three standards bodies. Facilitated international negotiations on stakeholder involvement. Stakeholder consultation and strategy ‘think piece’ on the better inclusion of the most marginalised producers into the Fairtrade system. Also a stakeholder consultation and review of elements of the Governance structure for the organisation and sector.

CBI Netherlands (2009); the CBI is the Dutch Government Centre for the promotion of exports from developing countries. Curriculum development adviser to a new training course on Fair Trade for local businesses. Led a pilot trial of the course in Ecuador and participated in a role out of the course in three geographic centres in Colombia.

FLO-CERT GmbH, Germany (2007/8)+(2008/9)+(2010+11); Interim Director of Certification in this international Fairtrade certification business, driving a re-focusing and re-structuring of the organisation in the aftermath of a management crisis. Further six month appointment as Interim Associate Director of Certification to support staff changes. Conducted a number of independent stakeholder consultation processes on separate assignments.

Fairtrade Foundation, London (2005/6+2007); the body which awards the Fairtrade Mark in the UK. Chair of the Steering Group and consultant, driving a major, year-long project involving a stakeholder consultation and strategy review process leading to a new management structure and new business model and business plan for Fairtrade Labelling in the UK over the following five years. Earlier work on the development of a producer relations strategy and various stakeholder consultation processes and the design of a participative AGM day.

Sainsbury Family Trusts, Gatsby Foundation, Kenya (2007); advising on a more buyer driven approach for Kenya Gatsby Trust’s trading arm.

Centrica Plc, London (2004/06); Worked with the group which owns British Gas and energy interests in Europe and North America, to assess the culture of Corporate Responsibility within the business, to develop a Corporate Responsibility culture profiling tool and to introduce the Corporate Responsibility Framework as a means to further embedding this culture.


..I've always been impressed by the high quality of work Graham provides. I thoroughly recommend him...


Twin and Twin trading ltd

Fairtrade, Asia

Comic Relief Logo

Heart of Teesdale Landscape Partnership


Progressio (Catholic Institute for International Relations)

Imani Development


Fairtrade International


CBI Netherlands


FLO-Cert GmbH



Centrica Plc

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