David Croft

David leads sustainability for Reckitt, the leading global health and home hygiene company which reaches billions of people around the world.

He is responsible for their work on environmental and social sustainability worldwide, working with farmers, communities and manufacturers across an international supply network alongside Reckitt’s global supply chain and brand teams. His work stems from a personal goal to develop inclusive growth at scale through the organsiations and partnerships he is part of. 

David has a wealth of leadership experience from major global companies, holding senior roles within Diageo, Kraft Foods and Cadbury, and the UK retailers, Waitrose and the Co-operative Group. With these, he led technical, marketing and sustainability functions to deliver growth through stronger sustainable supply chains, product quality, brand equity and shared value.  

 David also chairs the Business Industry Advisory Council’s Development Committee, leading private sector input to the OECD Development Committee. He is also a member of the TNFD taskforce, contributing to the development of nature and biodiversity measurement and disclosure. 

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