Meet our team

Our global team is passionate about driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices.

The ICTI Ethical Toy Program is overseen by our independent, multi-stakeholder Governing Board. The board is made up of representatives from toy brands & retailers, factories, associations and civil society organizations.

Are you a responsible sourcing professional passionate about making a difference? Check out our current vacancies here.

Carmel Giblin

President & CEO

Carmel Giblin is the President & CEO of the ICTI Ethical Toy Program and has been with the organisation since February 2015. She is responsible for the overall success of the Ethical Toy Program globally.  

Carmel believes passionately that businesses globally have a duty to behave responsibly, at all times protecting the rights of their workers, the communities in which they operate and the environment in which they live and work and is proud to be part of the world’s leading initiative committed to improving the lives of workers involved in toy and juvenile products production.

Before joining the Ethical Toy Program, Carmel was the CEO of Sedex for five years – an organisation that, under her leadership, grew to become the largest technology and services company operating in the responsible sourcing sector globally.

Carmel’s earlier roles include: Head of Corporate Responsibility & Accessibility at Sky, Europe’s leading entertainment company, Buyer at retailers Somerfield, Waitrose, and Exxon Mobil and in supplier organisations Britvic Soft Drinks and Allied Domecq in roles that included customer management, risk management and organisational design and effectiveness reviews.

Languages spoken: English

Follow Carmel on Twitter: @CarmelGiblin

Johnny Kong

Chief Operating Officer

Johnny joined the ICTI Ethical Toy Program as the General Manager of Asia Operations in February 2017. Promoted to the Chief Operating Officer in 2022, he is responsible for overseeing the operations of the organization globally.

Before joining the Ethical Toy Program, Johnny worked at Decolav, a US-based design house of high-quality furniture and bathroom products, where he was the Managing Director of Asia Operations. Prior to this, he was the Senior Sourcing Manager at Lowe’s Global Sourcing Hong Kong Ltd. He brings a wealth of leadership and operational management experience to the Ethical Toy Program team, gained from his 22 years working in the international manufacturing industry.

He received a Bachelor of Engineering at the University of Victoria in Canada and a Master of Science in Engineering Management at the City University of Hong Kong.

Languages spoken: Cantonese, English, Mandarin

Anita Lo

General Manager, Asia Operations

Anita joined the ICTI Ethical Toy Program as Program Director in January 2019 and was promoted to General Manager in January 2022. She is responsible for overseeing the Asia operations, monitoring and development of the Ethical Toy Program program, ensuring quality and integrity throughout its implementation, advancing the Connect Platform, and supporting delivery of world-class training and capability building programs.

Before joining the Ethical Toy Program, Anita worked at OBI, a German DIY retailer as a Head of Division for the Technic team. Before this, she was the Sourcing Director at Lowe’s Global Sourcing Hong Kong Ltd. She has over 20 years of experience sourcing from suppliers in China and Asia and with 10+ years of senior managerial experience.  She has great knowledge of the global supplier base and strong strategic vendor development experience.  She has proven to be a strong leader able to inspire the team to the next level.  

She received a Bachelor of Management from South Australia University and a Master of Marketing from Macquarie University. 

Languages spoken: Cantonese, English, Mandarin 

Todd Merton

Head of Business Development

Todd joined the ICTI Ethical Toy Program in 2021 as the Head of Business Development with a focus on strengthening relationships with existing Program Members and securing new members in the retailer, toy manufacturer and brand licensing categories.

Based in the United States, Todd has extensive experience in business development in the professional sports and athletic apparel industries and has worked with some of the largest entertainment brands in the world securing large scale licensing partnerships with the likes of Marvel, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros, and ViacomCBS.

Todd is excited about the opportunity to work with the world’s leading retailers, toy companies and brands to ensure their products are being made in the most ethical manner and improving the lives of the workers responsible for that production.

Languages Spoken: English

Áine McCarthy

Senior Manager, Social Impact Program

Áine joined the ICTI Ethical Toy Program in 2015 as Communications Assistant and in 2016 was promoted to Assistant Manager, Marketing and Communications focusing on marketing, branding, and communications including delivering our rebrand and new website in 2018. In 2020, Áine began managing the Social Impact Program based in the London office. This tool focuses on the use and effectiveness of management systems within factories, which should be in place to support good labor standards. Áine holds a BA in French and Management from King’s College London. She brings experience in communications, digital marketing, and graphic design and is passionate about design and business as a force for good.

Languages spoken: English, French

Follow Áine on Twitter: @ainemc

Aoife McCarthy

Manager, Marketing & Communications

Aoife joined IETP in 2020, as an Intern working on Worker Well-Being program development. Since joining, she has worked as a Partnerships Coordinator, Digital Marketing & Membership Executive and in 2024, was promoted to Marketing & Communications Manager. She is responsible for creating and managing content across various communication channels, designing marketing materials, developing communications plans as well as looking after the program's global buyer members. Aoife was motivated to work for IETP, a non-profit ethical organisation, as she fervently believes marketing should be used to positively influence stakeholders.

Before starting at IETP, Aoife studied European Languages with business studies at University College London (UCL). She lived in Barcelona for a year and also in the French Alps developing her French & Spanish language skills.

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish

Wendy Choi

Senior Executive, Marketing & Communications

Wendy Choi has been the Senior Executive, Marketing & Communications at the ICTI Ethical Toy Program since June 2022. A self-motivated, creative and meticulous marketer, she is responsible for formulating, executing and evaluating marketing communications plans; managing and creating content for various communication channels; compiling and designing marketing collateral.

Passionate about helping businesses achieve their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) objectives and enhance their awareness on worker well-being, Wendy has been actively involved in program promotions and staying informed about the news on supply chain sustainability, acting as a key member of IETP’s global communications function.

Prior to joining IETP, she had 5 years of marketing & communications experience in the education sector which developed her skills in content marketing and digital marketing, and translation and corporate communications.

Wendy holds a BA in Chinese and Bilingual Studies from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Languages spoken: Cantonese, English, Mandarin

Tim Ziegler

Senior Assessment Specialist, Social Impact Program

Tim is a Senior Assessment Specialist in the Social Impact Team, based in the London Office. Tim joined as an Assessment Specialist, Social Impact Program in March 2022 and was promoted to Senior Assessment Specialist in 2024. He is responsible for conducting social impact assessments and supporting companies in the program. This tool focuses on the use and effectiveness of management systems within factories, to support effective labor standards implementation. Tim was motivated to work for IETP, a non-profit ethical organization, as he believes that the social impact program will make a positive change for people, the planet, and business.

Prior to joining IETP, Tim graduated from the University of Southampton with an MSc in Sustainability and from the University of Portsmouth with a BA in Geography. His areas of expertise are sustainability, Geographic Information Systems, and promoting sustainable practices in various contexts.

Languages Spoken: German, English, Spanish

Mandy Yuen

Supervisor, Finance, Human Resources & Administration

Mandy joined the ICTI Ethical Toy Program in June 2017 and was promoted to Administrative Executive later. Her responsibilities include managing the full set of books and daily operations, assisting the preparation of month-end closing and accounting reports, as well as providing support to the Human Resources functions. Mandy brings over 10 years of accounting experience gained from various industries, such as trading, properties, and entertainment.

Languages spoken: Cantonese, English, Mandarin

Kathy Leung

Senior Accounting Specialist, Finance, Human Resources & Administration

Kathy joined the ICTI Ethical Toy Program in February 2018 and was promoted to Senior Accounting Specialist in 2023. Kathy is responsible for supporting daily accounting duties while providing office administrative and clerical assistance to the Human Resources functions.

Languages spoken: Cantonese, English, Mandarin

Christine Chan

Senior Program Executive, Program Support & Engagement

Christine joined the ICTI Ethical Toy Program in June 2019 as Program Executive based in Hong Kong, advanced into the position of Senior Program Executive in 2022. She looks after factory applications, audit arrangements, and the issuance of certification. Christine works closely with the factories and accredited audit firms.

Languages spoken: Cantonese, Mandarin, English

Eric Leung

Manager, Program Support & Engagement

Eric joined the ICTI Ethical Toy Program in March 2020 as an Assistant Manager of the Program Support & Engagement team. He is responsible for the Progress Visit (PV) Program, where he works to develop & enhance the PV program. Eric is dedicated to supporting factories improve up to the IETP certification’s standard by providing advice and best practices after going through the root cause analysis with the factory management. 

Eric has extensive experience in the manufacturing industry, he worked at plastic factories for 10 years as a quality manager, moved to a renowned Toy Brand as a compliance manager for 13 years, as well as served as Assistant Supervisor and Operation Director at the audit firms. He brings insights on suppliers’ capability building, C-TPAT, and quality management to the organization.   

Eric received a Bachelor of applied chemistry from Shenzhen University. 

 Languages spoken: English, Mandarin, Cantonese

Philip Liu

Senior Manager, Program Support & Engagement

Philip joined the ICTI Ethical Toy Program in January 2016 as Senior Specialist of the Program Monitoring & Development Team; in 2018, he was transferred to lead the development of the Program Support & Engagement team. Philip is mainly responsible for overseeing and managing the Progress Visit (PV) Program of IETP, an announced factory visit to review and discuss progress in maintaining IETP social compliance standards.

Philip and his team add value to the factories by sharing best practice ideas and featuring Q&A sessions where factory management can learn to incorporate IETP Certification requirements into their management system. He also looks after integrity and anti-corruption programs for the organization.

Philip holds a Bachelor of law, is certified as an IRCA Leader Auditor, and has 10+ years of social compliance experience. Before joining the Ethical Toy Program, Philip led a team of 10, in one of the largest multinational audit firms, assuring report quality and assessing the capability of new auditors.

Languages spoken: English, Mandarin

Peking Chen

Supervisor, Program Support & Engagement

 Peking joined the ICTI Ethical Toy Program in 2019 as a Senior Specialist and was promoted to Supervisor of the Program Support & Engagement Team based in China. He is responsible for conducting Progress Visits, supporting factories in the implementation of the appropriate corrective action plans, monitoring the performance of the accredited firms, as well as conducting factory onsite training. Peking has 10+ years of social compliance and supplier management experience from two third-party audit firms and a Trading company. Peking holds a Bachelor's degree, and is certified as an SA8000 Auditor.

Languages spoken: Cantonese, English, Mandarin

Luke Wu

Supervisor, Program Support & Engagement

Luke Wu joined the ICTI Ethical Toy Program in 2022 as a Supervisor of the Program Support & Engagement Team based in Nanjing City in Jiangsu Province on the Yangtze River Delta areas.  His responsibilities including conducting Progress Visits, supporting factories in the implementation of the appropriate corrective action plans, monitoring the performance of the accredited firms, as well as supporting in factory onsite training and Program Monitoring team in North China.

Luke has 10+ years of social compliance and quality system management experience from three audit firms.  He graduated from Zhejiang University and holds a Bachelor of mechanical engineering, and is certified as an SA8000 Auditor.

Languages spoken: Mandarin, Cantonese, English

Joyce Zhang

Senior Specialist, Program Support & Engagement

Joyce joined the ICTI Ethical Toy Program in 2019 as a Specialist and later promoted to Senior Specialist in the Program Support & Engagement Team based in China. She conducts Progress Visits and supports the investigation into the reports from the IETP Workers Helpline. She also monitors the performance of the accredited audit firms to ensure the PV visits & reports are of high quality. Joyce has 10+ years’ experience in compliance in a third-party audit firm and trading company where she conducted compliance audits and monitored the compliance sustainability for customers. Joyce also holds the SA8000 certificate.

Languages spoken: Mandarin, Cantonese, English

Manson Liu

Senior Specialist, Program Support & Engagement

Manson joined the ICTI Ethical Toy Program in 2022 as a Senior Specialist in the Program Support & Engagement Team based in South China. He is responsible for conducting Progress Visits, supporting factories in the implementation of the appropriate corrective action plans, and monitoring the performance of the accredited firms.

Manson has over 10 years’ experience in a group printing enterprise as a Senior CSR manager and is good at handling internal audit, assessing the capability of all management system, arranging and conducting training to all factory employees, and managing the audits of different compliance programs. Manson received a Bachelor of applied Accounting (ACCA) from JiNan University and he is also a certified internal auditor of ISO9001 / ISO14001.

Languages spoken: Mandarin, Cantonese, English

April Yu

Senior Manager, Program Monitoring & Development

April joined ICTI Ethical Toy Program’s China team in July 2012 as Supervisor, was progressively promoted to the Senior Manager of Program Monitoring and Development Team where she leads the team's overall operation. April supervises audit-related technical affairs, including policy & checklist updates, audit result review, audit decision making, audit firms management. She heads the PM team to provide tailored engagements with suppliers in the Certification Program, such as GA (Gap Analysis) and OE (On-site Engagement), to support factories in different stages of compliance in the IETP certification program. April also actively communicates & supports buyer members’ responsible sourcing team.  

April received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Business Administration. She previously worked in an international third-party audit firm as a team leader, where she led 10+ team members. She was accredited by different programs and buyers such as IETP, RBA and SA8000, therefore, obtained enriched audit experience through 1000+ audits in China and Southeast Asia.

Languages spoken: English, Mandarin

Jojo Li

Manager, Program Monitoring & Development

Jojo has been with ICTI Ethical Toy Program’s China team since March 2013. Promoted to Manager of Program Monitoring & Development team in 2022. She is responsible for audit firms management, factory capacity building, and auditor training. She also supports certification program review and enhancement. Before joining the Ethical Toy Program, Jojo worked with an international third-party audit firm and supervised a group of social compliance auditors, and managed their daily operations. 

Jojo holds an MBA from Antai College of Economics & Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Her academic background enabled her to understand the operational challenges of the supply chain, allowing her to incorporate learnings into IETP’s Factory Remediation Program through root cause analysis to drive sustainable improvement.   

Languages spoken: English, Mandarin

Serena Zhong

Supervisor, Program Monitoring & Development

Serena joined the IETP China team in 2016 and was promoted to Supervisor in 2022. She is responsible to manage the assigned audit firms to ensure the quality of their performance. She also takes care of inquiries from the factories, supports them to implement appropriate corrective action plans, and assist in the creation of educational video and Q&As to help factories improve up to the IETP standard.

Before joining the Ethical Toy Program, she worked at an Ethical Toy Program accredited audit firm as an auditor and technical reviewer for 4 years on Social Compliance Audit, EMS and C-TPAT audits. Serena is an accredited Ethical Toy Program auditor and holds an IRCA ISO14000 certificate.

Languages spoken: English, Mandarin, Japanese (basic)

David Liu

Supervisor, Program Monitoring & Development

David joined the IETP China team in 2016 as a Specialist advance into the position of supervisor in 2022. He is responsible for onsite engagements and QC audits for the certification Program. In addition to that, he also reviews audit reports to monitor the audit quality of the accredited parties. David has over 10 years of social audit experience at brands and international trading companies where he conducted factory audits and provided training for factories in mainland China for continuous improvement. David holds a SA8000 certificate. In 2022, he was promoted to Supervisor. 

Languages spoken: English, Mandarin, Cantonese (basic)

Julia Yang

Senior Specialist, Program Monitoring & Development

Julia joined the ICTI Ethical Toy Program in Nov 2020 as Senior Specialist - Program Monitoring & Development. She is responsible for reviewing audit reports, monitoring the audit quality of accredited parties, and conducting capacity building for factory members. Julia has more than 15 years of experience in social audit, worked at third-party audit firms where she assessed the capability of new auditors, implemented integrity policies and conducted relevant investigations.


Languages spoken: English, Mandarin, Cantonese

Maria Liang

Senior Specialist, Program Monitoring & Development

Maria joined the ICTI Ethical Toy Program in 2022 as Senior Specialist - Program Monitoring & Development. She is responsible for monitoring the audit quality, working with both factories and accredited audit firms for audit-related technical issues. As a team member, she also participates in the capacity building program for factory members. Maria has more than 10 years of experience in social audit, worked at renowned third-party audit firms, and obtained enriched audit experience in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Southeast Asia. She holds certificates such as ISO14001 and SA 8000.


Languages spoken: Mandarin, English

Sam He

Manager, Program Support & Engagement

Sam joined the ICTI Ethical Toy Program in 2016 as a Senior Specialist based in China, appointed to the position of Manager in 2022 as he in-charges of capacity building activities and handling technical inquiries in China. He holds an SA 8000 certificate, the certificate of Registered Safety Engineer, Human Resources Professional (Grade 1) and Psychological Consultation (Grade 3).  

Sam has over 11 years of experience in supply chain management helping Chinese numerous factories develop & execute their Corrective Action Plans, and he has over 12 years of experience in factory management. During his time working in the factory, he has successfully established & implemented ISO 9001, 5S, C-TPAT, SA8000, etc.

Languages spoken: Mandarin, English, Cantonese

Molly Jiang

Manager, Program Support & Engagement

Molly joined the IETP’s Program and Monitoring team in 2013 as a Specialist where she conducted factory social audits and assist factories to implement the appropriate corrective actions plan. In 2015, she was appointed to focus on Worker Well-being, such as IETP’s Worker Helpline and Family-Friendly Spaces (FFS) program to advance working conditions and facilitate better worker-management relations within the factories. She was promoted to the manager of the team to assist the General Manager to develop the flagship of the Worker Wellbeing Programs in 2022.  

Molly has 8 years of social audit experience at factories and 2 years at brands; she is also experienced in human resource management.

Languages spoken: Mandarin, English, Cantonese (basic)

Nancy Chen

Supervisor, Program Support & Engagement

Nancy joined the ICTI Ethical Toy Program in 2016 as a Specialist based in China. Nancy workes closely with Molly to execute the Worker Well-being Programs. She has more than 10 years’ experience working for a multinational electronic manufacturing factory and Telecoms company, where she worked to monitor the compliance status and sustainable development in their supply chain. Nancy also holds ISO14001, OHSAS18000, and SA 8000 certificates.

Languages spoken: Mandarin, English

Ann Mou

Senior Specialist, Program Support & Engagement

Ann joined the IETP’s China team in 2018 and advanced to the position of Senior Specialist in 2020. Ann is responsible for the operations of the IETP Worker Helpline by providing advice and counseling to factory workers on work-related and personal affairs. Ann passed the National Judicial Examination that helps to serve workers and factories better. 

Languages spoken: Mandarin, English

Shalin Zhou

Senior Specialist, Program Support & Engagement

Shalin joined IETP 2018 as a Specialist based in China, responsible for the operations of the IETP Worker Helpline by providing advice and counseling to factory workers on work-related and personal affairs. Before joining IETP, Shalin worked in the testing & inspection companies for 8 years.

Languages spoken: Mandarin, English, Cantonese

Amy Zhang

Specialist, Program Support & Engagement

Amy Zhang joined the ICTI Ethical Toy Program in 2022 as a Specialist of the Program Support & Engagement Team, responsible for the operations of the IETP Worker Helpline by providing advice and counseling to factory workers on work-related and personal affairs. She has over 10 years’ experience in human resource administration, employee relations, and the ISO 45001 system. Amy holds the second level certificate of human resource and graduated from Hunan University of Science and Technology, majoring in Chinese Language and Literature.

 Language spoken: Mandarin, English

Jane Van

Senior Specialist, Program Support & Engagement (South East Asia)

Jane joined the ICTI Ethical Toy Program as the Senior Specialist for South East Asia in November 2018. She is responsible for enhancing overseas support from IETP to suppliers and audit firms in SEA, especially in Vietnam.

Jane is based in Vietnam; she is responsible for engagement with suppliers, vendors, clients and auditors in Vietnam and SEA. Jane provides support on interpretation of local laws, handles Progress Visit with experience, establishes relationships between suppliers and auditors of audit firms and vendors, and arranges suppliers’ annual training and auditors’ annual calibration training for Vietnam and SEA. 

Before joining the Ethical Toy Program, Jane spent three years working for Underwriters Laboratory VN as Operations Manager of Responsible Sourcing Department in charge of CSR audits and training. Prior to this, she was Assistant to Operations Manager of Bureau Veritas Consumer Product Services VN; Deputy Technical Manager of Bureau Veritas Certification and auditors for SA 8000 for nearly 13 years and lead auditor of clients COC, SA 8000, SMETA/Ethical Trade audit, C-TPAT, ISO 9001:2015 and other clients standards. During over 15 years’ experience in CSR audit, suppliers’ training and management, she has trained up many auditors in CSR field during working for BVCPS and UL RS. With this wealth of experience, she brings expertise and support to all suppliers in SEA on the ICTI Ethical Toy Program and local laws.

Jane received a Bachelor of Science in Organic Chemistry at the Science University of HCMC, Vietnam and a Bachelor of Business Administrative at the HCMC Economic University of HCMC, Vietnam.

Languages spoken: Vietnamese, English

Edena Low

Chair, Governing Board

Edena Low is Founder and CEO of The AdviXory, a global Advisory Practice which helps organisations navigate challenges in business and supply chains through public affairs, sustainability and human capital strategies.

She is also Chair at the Ethical Toy Program, the ethical supply chain program for the global toy and entertainment industry.  The Program brings manufacturers, brands, retailers and civil society partners together to monitor, manage and fix social sustainability issues predominantly in the toy industry supply chain and to support the well-being of factory workers.

In addition, Edena is also a Board Risk Committee member at Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong.  Her work on the committee focuses on advising the organisation on best practices in the identification and mitigation of risks and building a strong risk culture. 

Up until recently, Edena spent 11 years at Mattel Inc. where she lead global teams in the implementation of strategies across the corporation in sustainability, social compliance and audit, health and safety, public affairs and legal matters.  Her efforts lead to a significant reduction in workplace injuries and critical issues at factories worldwide, improvements in practices related to combatting modern slavery, and the adoption of environmentally sustainable approaches across its operations, products and packaging.

Edena was a founding board member at the Asia Toy and Play Association and chaired Mattel’s Women@Mattel ’s Hong Kong chapter, advocating and raising awareness around Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. 

Edena has more than 25 years of legal, public affairs, social and environmental sustainability experience across the globe.  She has also had stints at Group RCI, American Standard, Iomega and Ingram Micro, all US Listed corporations, after she began her career as a corporate lawyer at Singapore’s largest law firm of Allen & Gledhill. 

In her free time, Edena enjoys playing tennis and varied food experiences. 

Alain Délétroz

Governing Board Member

Alain Délétroz is the director General of Geneva Call.

A Swiss and French national, Alain Délétroz has an experience of more than twenty years of work in conflict regions or in countries under strong political tensions. His areas of expertise include the Andean countries and Brasil; Russia, North/South Caucasus and Central Asia; EU external action; West Africa; conflict assessment and conflict resolution; democratic reforms, humanitarian assistance.

His professional background includes: Executive in Residence at the Geneva Center for Security Policy (2014-2017), Vice-President at the International Crisis Group, Brussels (2002-2013); director, Open Society Institute, Tashkent, 1998–2002; delegate International Committee of the Red Cross, Moscow, 1994–1998; Adult literacy and capacity building project manager, Interteam, Carabaya, Peru, 1986–1991.

At the International Crisis Group he authored a series of articles on almost all the conflicts covered by this organization. At the GCSP he chaired a discreet diplomatic process on a major protracted conflict. And now at Geneva Call he is engaged in a permanent humanitarian dialogue with close to 80 armed non state actors around the globe.

Mr Délétroz holds a Masters from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, as well as bachelors in cultural anthropology, sociology of organizations and Russian studies from Paris IV and V - Sorbonne, and in Quecha language from the Institut National des Langues Orientales. Fluent in English, French, German, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and Quecha, he has authored and edited several books, from a monograph on Carabaya province - Peru, to Russian text books, a guide to Quecha grammar and an essay on Russia.

Anne-Mette Laursen

Governing Board Member

Anne-Mette is Global Head of Responsible Sourcing at the LEGO Group. She has over 25 years leadership experience in the corporate responsibility and legal world currently heading up the LEGO Group’s Responsible Sourcing program, covering LEGO production sites, suppliers and the licensing business globally. In this role, she has developed several strategic reviews of the LEGO Group’s Responsible Sourcing part of the wider LEGO Group Sustainability strategy. As part of the sustainability strategy the Responsible Sourcing team has recently launched the LEGO Group’s capability building program.

Previously, Anne-Mette held CSR and leadership roles at the LEGO Group with focus on Procurement contracts, social citizenship, children’s rights and sustainability reporting. She has also for a period served as interim head of the LEGO® Sustainable Product and Packaging team with focus on Environmental responsibility. She is an innovative problem solver, dedicated to drive change and impact that benefits people in the supply chain while also keeping an eye on finding pragmatic and business focused solutions. Outside of the LEGO Group, she likes to spend time with her family, preferably outdoors hiking or skiing. Anne-Mette has more than 25 years of legal, social and environmental sustainability experience. Before joining the LEGO Group she worked as corporate lawyer. 

Geoffrey Greenberg

Governing Board Member

Geoffrey Greenberg is Co-President of Just Play Toys, LLC. Geoffrey Greenberg is Co-Founder of Just Play, LLC, the #7 toy company in North America. Since its inception in 2010, he has overseen Product Development, Marketing, Licensing, and Operations. He was instrumental in establishing Just Play’s operations in Asia, building an office of over 200 people as well as forming manufacturing and R&D facilities. Domestically, he was responsible for building the team and facilities in the Pennsylvania and California corporate offices of over 100 people.

Heather Canon

Governing Board Member

Heather Canon is Senior Director for Responsible Sourcing at Target, responsible for the strategy and implementation of global programs to elevate social and environmental performance in the supply chain.

With over 20 years of cross-sector experience promoting supply chain sustainability, she excels in developing partnerships to accelerate innovation and impact, most notably co-founding the social enterprise behind the award-winning Laborlink technology to surface more reliable insight from over 5 million factory workers, and launching Fair Trade certification for apparel and home goods, delivering a transparent financial benefit directly to workers.

After a successful acquisition of Laborlink, she led ELEVATE’s Capacity Building teams: Worker Engagement, Factory Services, and eLearning. She brings together previous industry experience with Columbia Sportswear Company and field experience working with small-scale cotton farmers in West Africa.

Heather holds a Master’s degree in Economic Development from Harvard Kennedy School and has been recognized as an Asia 21 Young Leader and Purpose Economy 100 global changemaker.

Ivan Ting

Governing Board Member

Incorporated in 1948, Kader has been in the Toys industry since the 1950s. Ivan is the third generation of the family involved in the business, which is in the production of toys and plastic products. His childhood home was above Kader’s production facilities and offices. Fascinated by the manufacturing process and the machinery involved, he often visited the production floors when he was a child.

After graduating from college, he joined the company in 1997 and had been responsible for implementing Kader’s then ICTI Care Certification, as well as implementing its ISO9000 Quality Control system. He was responsible for the transformation of the Company’s proprietary brand, Bachmann Trains, from mainly a manufacturer of toy train sets to becoming a leading brand in the hobby market by focusing on the product quality and delivery.

He is passionate about product quality and is concerned about the sustainability in products.  Together with his wife, Angie, and in partnership with San Francisco based designers Susan and Chloe Pate, he developed Apple Park.  Apple Park focuses on offering baby and toddler items that use the best organic materials.

He serves as the Chairman of the Hong Kong Toys Council. He also served on Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s Toys Advisory Board.  In other non-Industry capacities, he was the Chairman of Global Board of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and Chairman of the Hong Kong Exporters’ Association.

Mary Beth Goodman

Governing Board Member

Mary Beth Goodman is an international development and anticorruption policy expert who has worked with governments, civil society organizations, the private sector and international institutions to advance human rights and social justice.

She served as the Special Assistant to President Obama and Senior Director for Development, Democracy and Humanitarian Affairs at the White House, where she was responsible for advising the President and National Security Advisor on a wide range of issues.  

Ms. Goodman previously served as a U.S. diplomat including in a variety of overseas postings and in Washington, D.C.  During her career, she developed and negotiated economic, trade, extractives, energy, and infrastructure agreements and worked on a broad range of international economic and development issues.

Prior to that, Ms. Goodman practiced international trade law and worked as an attorney-advisor for U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Department of Homeland Security.  She participated in the negotiations of several free trade agreements and oversaw the implementation of preferential trade programs for Africa and the Caribbean.  She advised clients on the classification and rules of origin for imported goods as well as compliance with retaliatory trade sanctions.

Ms. Goodman earned an L.L.M. in International & Comparative Law from Georgetown University Law Center, a Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts from James Madison University.  She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a certified mediator in conflict resolution.

May Liang

Governing Board Member

May Liang is President of the China Toy and Juvenile Products Association (CTJPA). In addition, Mrs. Liang has assumed the role of President of the International Council of Toy Industry (ICTI) since 2015. Prior to becoming President of CTJPA, she was Executive Vice President from 2005 until 2014 and Secretary General from 2000 until 2004. 

She also serves as Vice Chair of China National Toy Standard Committee and China CCC Committee. Mrs. Liang has served as experienced industry advisor with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNASCA), and National Science and Technology Awards Committee(NSTAC). Prior to joining CTJPA, she had 15 years of experience in government agency, research institute, trading cooperation and engineering factory. Mrs. Liang holds a Master of Engineering from China and an M.B.A. from the United States. 

Michael Hyde

Governing Board Member

Michael Hyde joined the Character Group in 2005 where he is responsible for the operational management of the Far East operation including sourcing, product development, factory management, quality assurance, quality control, social and ethical supply chain management, and logistics. Michael was appointed  to the Main Board of The Character Group in 2011. Prior to joining Character, Michael spent a number of years working for Mattel Inc., the NASDAQ listed US toy designer and manufacturer, where he held a number of management positions, focusing on brand management, marketing and product development. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Mandarin Chinese and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.

Michael Widman

Governing Board Member

Michael Widman is an international business, legal and compliance professional providing strategic and operational advice to consumer brands, retailers and licensees in the areas of responsible sourcing initiatives, social compliance programs, and licensing arrangements.

Until recently, Mr. Widman was head of The Walt Disney Company's International Labor Standards (ILS) Program where he built and managed one of the largest and most successful social compliance programs in the world.  During his tenure at Disney, Mr. Widman’s responsibilities included managing a global team in developing and implementing Disney’s strategies and policies relating to the ethical production of Disney’s branded consumer products in Disney’s vertical retail and licensing businesses; overseeing Disney’s global ILS facility monitoring and compliance program; and managing external stakeholder engagement, collaboration and communication activities in the labor standards area.  Mr. Widman also conceived Disney's Supply Chain Investment Program that has provided millions of dollars of grants to programs supporting worker empowerment and improvements in working conditions.  In addition, Mr. Widman was responsible for restructuring Disney's product safety policies and program.  Mr. Widman has also served as VP of Business Development for Disney’s Corporate Alliances Department where he was the successful development of Disney’s global sponsorship and marketing joint ventures with companies such as American Express, Nestle, GM, Coca-Cola and McDonald’s. 

Mr. Widman has provided strategic consulting to international enterprises including MasterCard, McDonald's and DIRECTV.

Michel Moggio

Governing Board Member

Michel Moggio is currently Director General of FJP, the French toy industry association since 2013.

Mr. Moggio was born in France and graduated from HEC Paris business school in 1978. He started his career in marketing functions for blue chip food companies and then gained 20 years of experience in the toy sector as General Manager of Hasbro French subsidiary and afterward Vice President International of Mega Brands inc.

Mr. Moggio is also a Board member of Toy Industries of Europe, European Nursery Products Confederation and serves as Vice President at the International Council of Toy industries.

Miguel Martin

Governing Board Member

Miguel Angel Martin Gonzalez has been president of the Mexican Toy Industry Association (AMIJU) since 2003 and in 2018 he was elected as President of the International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI). Mr Martin is the founder of Proarce, a manufacturer of containers, displays and boxes as well as founder of Industrias Plasticas Martin (Martins Toys) a leading promotional products company in Mexico.

Pamela Gill-Alabaster

Governing Board Member

Pam has more than 25 years of executive and leadership experience and a proven track record of building successful consumer and enterprise brands, enhancing organizational reputation, engaging stakeholders, and developing corporate sustainability practice and capabilities to create value for both business and society. Pam is currently Global Head of ESG and Sustainability for Kenvue, part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, where she is leading the development of ESG/Sustainability strategy, goals, and programs to deliver on the organization’s long-term vision and goals in alignment with the company’s purpose and values.

Prior to joining Kenvue, Pam was Global Head of Sustainability and Social Impact for Mattel, a leading toy company with a portfolio of consumers brands including Barbie, Matchbox, Fisher Price, and HotWheels. Before joining Mattel, Pam held leadership roles in corporate sustainability/responsibility, marketing and communications at Centric Brands, Revlon, The Estée Lauder Companies, and L’Oréal USA, where she built a 21-year career developing corporate practice and growing flagship brands, Lancôme, and L’Oréal Paris. Pam began her career in marketing at Philip Morris USA, on Marlboro.

Recognized by TriplePundt, Forbes and Women in Sustainability Leadership (WSLA) as among the Top Women in Sustainability/CSR, Pam has two master’s degrees, a MS in Sustainability Management from Columbia University, and an MBA in Marketing from New York University Stern School of Business. She was awarded a BA in Journalism from Pepperdine University.

Pam is a member of the Board of Directors for pulsESG, serves on the Governing Board of ICTI Ethical Toy Program, and is a member of Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW), New York Women in Communications, GreenBiz Executive Network, and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

Synésio Batista da Costa

Governing Board Member

Mr Costa is president of Abrinq Foundation and ABRINQ, the national toy association of Brazil and its charitable foundation. He has worked in the toy association for 35 years, in 1985 he founded ABRINQ as well as the world’s fourth-largest toy fair, ABRIN. Mr Costa has represented Brazil on the International Council of Toy Industries for more than 20 years and is an active participant involved in the original creation of the ICTI CARE Process which became the ICTI Ethical Toy Program as we know it today.

27 years ago, Mr Costa founded and chaired the IQB - Toy Certification Institute, which has extensive experience in taking care of the quality of toys that are sold to Brazilian children. 29 years ago, he founded the Abrinq Foundation for the Rights of Children and Adolescents, a non-governmental entity, which, through its programs and projects in the 27 Brazilian states, has supported over 9 million children to date.

Mr Costa is passionate about the positive impact the toy industry can have on people’s lives from children across the world to workers in the supply chain.

Ulrich Brobeil

Governing Board Member

The lawyer Ulrich Brobeil (55) worked as a partner in a law firm and in a medium-sized company in the sporting goods industry, is married and has two children. Since July 2005 he has completely committed to toys and the German Toy Maker Association (DVSI), meanwhile acting as the managing director.   

William S. Reese

Governing Board Member

Bill Reese was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Youth Foundation in 2005, having joined  IYF in May 1998 as its Chief Operating Officer. He was President and CEO of Partners of the Americas for twelve years. Previously, he served with the Peace Corps for ten years, first as a volunteer in Salvador, Brazil, then as director of Brazil operations, and in Washington as deputy director of the Latin American and Caribbean region.

He currently sits on the board of The Prince's Youth Business International in the UK as well as InterAction, where he served previously as Chair. Mr. Reese has also joined the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation Board and serves as a board member of two organizations committed to certifying best practices in global supply chains in the apparel and toy industries: W.R.A.P. and ICTI Ethical Toy Program.

Reflecting his interest in promoting international volunteerism, he has joined the boards of Encore International Service Corps and Global Citizen Year. Mr. Reese received his BA in Political Science from Stanford University and is a 1995 graduate of the Business School’s Executive Program.