Head of Sustainable Design & Partnerships at MADE-BY

Ria Kearney is a sustainability professional with experience in marketing and stakeholder engagement. She has a particular interest in sustainable development, ethical sourcing and social enterprise, with a personal interest in the sustainable fashion movement.

Ria joined Tata Global Beverages in January 2010 as Sustainability Manager with a primary role to initiate the company’s ethical sourcing agenda for the Tetley brand. She now operates at a corporate level to manage the company’s global sustainability agenda and enable the implementation of the sustainability strategy across the business.

Prior to joining Tata Global Beverages, Ria built experience of alternative models of business and trade within a diverse range of organisations in the UK and abroad including The Ethical Tea Partnership, BT and The Township Trust. She has also worked on a pro bono and freelance basis for a variety of organisations such as The Big Lunch, Ogunte and MADE-BY UK.

Ria is a graduate of Common Purpose, a leadership development programme, and holds an MA (Hons) degree in International Business and Languages from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh.