ACT is a foundation jointly created by global brands and retailers in the garment and textile sector and IndustriALL, the global trade union federation representing garment and textile workers. Brands, retailers and IndustriALL realised that purchasing practices facilitating the payment of living wages, through the establishment of industry wide collective bargaining requires collaboration among brands and between companies and trade unions.

ACT BOARD MEMBERS

Jenny Holdcroft

Jenny Holdcroft

Assistant General Secretary, IndustriALL Global Union

Christina Erika Hajagos-Clausen

Christina Erika Hajagos-Clausen

Director, Textile and Garment Industry, IndustriALL Global Union

Tim Pilch

Tim Pilch

Head of Ethical Trade, Corporate Social Responsibility, Pentland Brands Limited

Christopher Grayer

Christopher Grayer

Global Code of Practice Manager, NEXT Plc

ACT OFFICE

Dr. Frank Hoffer

Dr. Frank Hoffer

Executive Director, ACT

Dr. Frank Hoffer became the Executive Director of ACT in April 2017. Before joining ACT he served for 20 years as a specialist for wages, industrial relations and social dialogue at the International Labour Organisation (ILO). He holds a PhD in Economics.

Bea Ruoff

Bea Ruoff

Senior Project Manager, ACT

Bea Ruoff has published several articles about her research on labour market development and inequality, wage setting and global value chains and has designed and managed multi-stakeholder research projects at the Berlin School of Economics and Law.

Tandiwe Gross

Tandiwe Gross

Senior Programme Manager, ACT

Tandiwe Gross joined the team in June 2018. She has a background in political science, law and labour policies, and has worked for the ILO in the field of online capacity building and technical advice on due diligence in global supply chains for several years. More recently she served in the ILO Liaison Office in Myanmar.

David Cichon

David Cichon

Senior Programme Manager, ACT

David Cichon has a background in sociology and political science with a research focus on industrial relations in global value chains. He completed his doctoral thesis on wage setting in Cambodia’s garment and footwear industry.