The Ethical Tea Partnership welcomes David Meek as the new Chair 

Thursday 18 November 2021

Members of the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) have appointed David Meek as the new Chair of the board of directors.

David is an experienced chair and non-executive director with a proven track record of leadership and strategic execution across multiple global and regional businesses and charity organisations. Having chosen a career in global finance more than 30 years ago he successfully expanded into other areas of interest including technology, real estate, conservation and sustainability, bringing a unique range of expertise.

David has operated at the highest level across the UK, Europe, Asia, Latin America, the US and the Middle East, embracing cultural differences to strengthen organisations for the benefit of stakeholders and wider society. A strong believer in the importance of lifelong learning, David most recently completed his MSc in Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at Birkbeck, University of London.

Following a rigorous six-month recruitment process, Simon Hotchkin, ETP’s Vice Chair and Head of Sustainable Development at Taylors of Harrogate, welcomed David into his new role

“I am delighted to welcome David to the board. His exceptional experience in governance, risk and transformational change will add significant value to the organisation and all our members as we implement our new strategy and continue to grow ETP’s programmes, business pilots and policy work.”

As the new Chair of the Ethical Tea Partnership, David Meek, stated

“I am honoured to have been appointed as Chair of ETP and the opportunity to work with such an ambitious team and proactive membership at this transformative time. Our 2030 strategy and purpose is positioned to help us meet a number of the industry’s challenges and demonstrate to stakeholders our commitment to impactful long-term change.”