Phil Townsend

Phil Townsend

Sustainable Raw Material Manager

Phil is responsible for delivering the environmental sustainability program for M&S’ Clothing & Home business. Working with the central Plan A team, buying teams, sourcing offices and suppliers, he leads the development and implementation of the key raw material strategies used within M&S. He also works on other projects to develop sustainable supply chains from farm to store – including traceability, animal welfare, chemical compliance and leading the eco-factory programme.

Phil has spent over 20 years at M&S. Prior to his current role he worked as a Product Technologist, where he was responsible for product development, supply chain management, innovation and quality management.
 
He has been Vice Chairman on the BCI Council for the last two years and has just been elected onto the ZDHC Board of Directors.
 
He is passionate about nature conservation and has worked as a volunteer for the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust for over ten years, managing one of their chalk grassland reserves in the Chilterns.


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