Additional to the Executive Board, APSCA is serviced by a dedicated, multi-stakeholder Board with independent, brand, retail and initiative representation.
The Stakeholder Board shares three members with the Executive Board and represents the interests of all stakeholders. In addition, the Stakeholder Board:
- develop recommendations which support APSCA’s mission and objectives
- review and consult on disciplinary matters
- nominate the Independent Chairman and Stakeholder Board representatives for the Executive Board
Stakeholder Board Representatives
Laura Chapman Rubbo
Laura Chapman Rubbo is Director, Responsible Governance and Supply Chain in the Global Public Policy department of The Walt Disney Company. In this role, Laura leads policy analysis, risk assessment, industry collaboration and external stakeholder engagement for human and labor rights issues, including in the consumer products supply chain. She also led a number of audit and training functions in Disney’s International Labor Standards department and helped develop Disney’s Human Rights Policy.
With more than 20 years of experience in the field of business and human rights, Laura is also Chair of the Corporate Responsibility and Labor Policy Committee of the United States Council for International Business, a member of the Advisory Board of Social Accountability International and a two-time member of the United States delegation to the International Labor Organization’s International Labor Conference. She has a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from the George Washington University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and German from the University of Connecticut.
Todd A. Nash
Todd Nash is the Director of Responsible Sourcing at The Home Depot in Atlanta, GA. Todd has over 20 years of Retail experience in the areas of regulatory compliance and responsible sourcing. He joined The Home Depot in January 2011 and is responsible for working with teams throughout The Home Depot, their affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries, and supply chain partners to conduct business in a responsible and ethical manner. Todd also leads the effort for The Home Depot to comply with the SEC Conflict Minerals rules.
Prior to joining The Home Depot, Todd led the Global Product Compliance teams at Amazon.com, was responsible for regulatory compliance at West Marine, and partnered with multiple U.S. government agencies as a consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton.
A native of Rhode Island, Todd holds a B.A. degree from the University of Rhode Island in Political Science and English. Todd also received his Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
Brendan Morrissey is the Senior Director for Governance on the Responsible Sourcing team at Walmart. In this role, he oversees the development of standards and controls to mitigate supply chain risk and alignment of the Responsible Sourcing program with corporate values, Walmart’s Human Rights Statement, and corporate policies. Brendan is responsible for maintaining Walmart’s Standards for Suppliers and other key policies and procedures, designing and operating the Responsible Sourcing audit program, managing cases and investigations, risk assessment and planning, supplier and facility administration, and internal and external Responsible Sourcing awareness.
Prior to joining Walmart in 2015, Brendan was an attorney practicing appellate and commercial litigation with Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, D.C. and a law clerk to a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Brendan holds a JD from the University of Akron in Ohio and a BA from St. Bonaventure University in New York. He and his wife have four children and reside in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Elizabeth (Betsy) Borrelli
Elizabeth (Betsy) Borrelli is Senior Vice President and Partner with global communications agency FleishmanHillard. She has more than 20 years of global experience focused on issue, reputation and crisis management. She is known for creating strategic alliances and mobilizing, leading and managing multi-stakeholder groups and internal cross-functional teams in addressing complex issues and initiatives. Ms. Borrelli was Executive Director of the Toy Industry Association's Toy Safety Certification Program and Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility. Prior to that, she led public affairs and corporate social responsibility at apparel and home retailer Eddie Bauer, where she developed and directed the company’s Global Labor Practices Program. She served on the Board of Directors and chaired the Communications Committee of the Fair Labor Association, a non-profit organization, combining the efforts of industry, NGOs, colleges and universities to improve worker rights.
Randy Rankin has over 25 years’ experience in the risk and supply chain management field serving top-tier consumer products companies. During this period, Randy has been involved in the development of industry standard methodologies for consideration of working conditions in the supply chain; and the development of company perspectives on supply chain risk management issues including social compliance. Randy has significant broad business experience and expertise in strategy, operations and finance in his roles as a consultant, as the owner of a global enterprise, and as an executive in a global testing and inspection firm.
Most recently, Randy led the global social compliance service stream at Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services (BVCPS) as the Vice President of CSR Services. In this role he was directly responsible for the global provision of supply chain social compliance services – and the associated client relationships. At BVCPS, Randy was also involved with the development and implementation of the product line strategy for Inspections, Audits and Consulting services. In this role, Randy was responsible for the development of service strategies to enhance client’s product quality through services provided outside of BV laboratory facilities including factory technical audits and product inspection services.
Prior to BVCPS, Randy held positions in professional services as the founder and CEO of Global Social Compliance LLC and as a Partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Christian Ewert is the President of amfori. Prior to this role, Christian worked as President and CEO of ICTI CARE Foundation, the International Council of Toy Industries' (ICTI) program, to promote social compliance in the supply chain producing for the toy and children's products industry. Christian previously worked as the Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Board of Zapf Creation, Europe's leading manufacturer of branded play & function and collector dolls and doll accessories. For more than 10 years he held the position of Managing Director and Chairman of North Sails Lanka which is the leading manufacturer of products for the windsurfing industry, operating two factories and employing more than 1000 staff. Christian had previously held the position of CEO of Mistral Sports, the market leader in the windsurfing industry.
As Senior Director of Standards and Impacts, Rochelle Zaid oversees the development and implementation of the SA8000® Standard, its certification system, and related tools and programs. She leads SAI’s collaboration with other standards organizations and brands, spearheading innovative initiatives to advance the human rights of workers around the world.
Zaid previously served as the Executive Director of SAI’s affiliate organization Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS) for almost a decade. Under her leadership, SAAS grew into a leading organization evaluating, accrediting, and monitoring firms that audit and certify organizations to social standards. Prior to her tenure at SAAS, Zaid had worked in various roles with SAI – most recently as Director of Training and Accreditation.
Zaid has a background in promoting sustainability in the fashion industry. She worked as project administrator for social accountability at Eileen Fisher, where she helped establish the company’s first social compliance system. In this role, she collaborated with a progressive and visionary team in a company that was among the first ones to adopt the SA8000 Standard.
Earlier in her career, Zaid served for eight years with the clothing company Country Miss, managing its product development department that included the company’s factories and outsourcing facilities in the United States, China and Hong Kong. Respect towards workers’ rights was an inherent part of the company’s culture.
Jonathan Ivelaw-Chapman is the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Responsible Business Alliance. Jonathan has overall responsibility for ensuring that the RBA achieves its strategic objectives, working with the President, and the RBA board, with a clear view to meeting the needs of RBA members worldwide.
He has considerable experience working with businesses at different stages of the supply chain, including being the previous Chief Executive Officer of Sedex. He is an expert in corporate technology, large scale data analytics, and operational general management, and has worked across a number of industries and vertical markets in his varied career in supply chain management.
In the 18 years before joining the RBA, he was the CEO of Sedex, and he worked extensively within large organisations, giving him a clear view of the supply chain issues facing companies and the corporate and social responsibility that comes with a being reputable and sustainable brand. Companies he has worked with include SAP, Centrica, Deutsche Telekom, Glaxo SmithKline (GSK), Rexam, T-Systems, Ebiquity Plc and, more recently, EMCOR Group Plc and Sedex Group, as both independent non-executive director for technology, then as CEO.
Dan joined the Sedex Executive team in 2014 as Commercial Director and is responsible for the Sedex Membership organisation in Europe, USA, LATAM, Australia and Japan. Key to the role is ensuring that Sedex Membership remains relevant across all categories and adds value for organisations seeking to drive continuous improvement in their responsible sourcing programs.
An important feature of Dan’s role is to lead the teams responsible for the commercial aspect of the SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) brand and also the relationships with the Audit Companies who conduct SMETA..
Prior to Sedex Dan worked for 17 years in the Apparel sector most recently for MWUK holding various roles that included management of the sales & marketing, procurement and design functions. These roles have given him a rounded perspective of the challenges and opportunities facing brands and retailers working towards more responsible supply chains.
Dan is also a member of the Steering Committee for the Social Labour and Convergence Program (SLCP) as well as a Stakeholder Board representative of APSCA.
Dan is a graduate of Leicester University with a BA Combined Hons in Geography & History.
Avedis H Seferian
Avedis H Seferian joined WRAP in 2004 and became its President and CEO in 2012. He has extensive knowledge of social responsibility issues within the highly complex worldwide supply chains of the apparel, textile and footwear sectors. A recognized expert in the area of social compliance and responsible sourcing, he often speaks on topics in this field at different forums around the world, and has contributed to many leading trade publications and news outlets. Avedis serves on the Board of Advisors of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, as well as the Stakeholder Board for the Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA).
Specifically with regards to APSCA, Avedis has been involved from the very beginning of the initiative and has been a strong advocate for the need for such an entity from even before he took the helm at WRAP. With over a decade of practice in the social compliance audit space – including experience in various different facets, from conducting audits to training auditors to running an audit program to heading a certification organization – Avedis can speak to the broad range of issues relevant to professionalization of social compliance auditors.
Avedis began his career working for a business research and development organization before migrating over to legal research. Prior to joining WRAP, he was with a small law firm in Washington, DC. Avedis has also taught in various capacities in the business and legal arenas. He speaks five languages and holds three degrees from three separate continents - a Bachelor’s in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University in India; an MBA from the American University of Armenia; and a Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center in the United States, where he was a Law Fellow and made the Dean’s List.
Avedis is a member of the American Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar. He resides in Fairfax, Virginia with his wife and 2 sons.