Vice President, LFVATE – The Li & Fung Partnership
Jim oversees the operations of LFVATE, the partnership between Li & Fung and ELEVATE. LFVATE provides the operational support to Li & Fung’s Vendor Compliance & Sustainability (VCS) department to carry out VCS services.
Prior to joining ELEVATE, Jim most recently was Regional Director, International Labour Standards (ILS), for The Walt Disney Company (Asia Pacific). In this executive capacity, Jim was responsible for applying and managing the company’s ILS program across all business and corporate units. He directed a relationship management team and a monitoring services team involved in auditing and reporting on authorized factories for use of Disney intellectual property.
During his 17-year long tenure at Disney, Jim managed a team of over 50 multidisciplinary professionals across eight Asia Pacific locations. He also represented Disney in relationships with external stakeholders, including NGOs; industry collaborations such as WRAP, ICTI Ethical Toy Program and Sedex; Disney licensees and vendors; government officials, and audit service providers.
Jim has also held QA and technical management roles for C&S Productions, Arcadia Group, Mothercare, Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in manufacturing technology from Brunel University London.