Rebecca Burgess

Country and Regional Directors
United Kingdom

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Country Director

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Listed in Management Today’s 35 Women Under 35 list 2020, the longest-running, most prestigious list of young, female business talent in the UK, Rebecca is an accomplished leader.

This month (April 2022), she joins The Hunger Project UK as Country Director, following leadership roles in sectors including climate, health, policy, and gender. A confident speaker, she’s been invited to share her thoughts on a variety of forums, including the prestigious edie Sustainability Leader’s Forum.

Before joining The Hunger Project, Rebecca was Interim Director at She Changes Climate; a campaigning group calling for equal representation of women at the top levels of all climate negotiations globally. A passionate environmentalist and advocate for gender equality and human rights, Rebecca calls for these issues to be tackled together, not separately. She also urges for the voices of those who are most impacted by climate change and poverty to be heard; something central to The Hunger Project’s global strategy.

Previously Chief Executive of City to Sea, she transformed the not-for-profit into a globally respected thought leader on circular economy practices. In 2021, the organisation featured on Escape The City’s Top 100 List, depicting her focus on team wellbeing. Passionate about business being a force for good, she trained as a B Leader in 2017 and as Chief Engagement Officer at carbon accounting software Spherics, she oversaw their B Corp Certification.

Prior to both roles, Rebecca worked at globally renowned environmental consultancy Eunomia. It was through working with the European Commission on their now passed Single-Use Plastics Directive, that Rebecca felt inspired to do more in the fight against single-use plastic.

Rebecca moved to the Southwest of England, after 10 years shaping sector leading community programmes with a variety of companies and not-for-profits in London. Whilst working in the charitable sector, Rebecca has won many industry awards including a Corporate Engagement Award, Utility Week Award, Better Society Award, Business in the Community ‘Big Tick’ Award, Global Good Award and Business Charity Award.

In 2019, Rebecca was listed in the WISE100, recognising the most inspiring and influential women in social enterprise, impact investment and mission-driven business.

 

Country and Regional Directors
United Kingdom

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