Anne Gillespie, Director of Industry Integrity
Anne is the Director of Industry Integrity for Textile Exchange. She is responsible for standard development, training and education on certification and transparency, and collaborates with other organizations and experts to continually increase the integrity of the textile industry. She has over 15 years of experience working with retail, including 10 years as a product manager at Mountain Equipment Co-op where she converted their cotton program to organic. She was a co-founder of Continuum Textiles, a sales agency for sustainable textile supply chains, and was the principle of Agility Consulting, helping companies from all parts of the supply chain and the world to work effectively with organic cotton.
Ashley Gill, Integrity Specialist
Ashley Gill has been with Textile Exchange since 2010. She works in the Industry Integrity team to develop and manage the TE-owned standards and to align the industry in issues dealing with verification of product claims related to sustainability. Ashley has led the revision process for the Global Recycled Standard 3.0 and has been involved in the development of standards to address animal welfare in the production of down and wool. Ashley has frequently spoken on topics of integrity and certification.
Lee Tyler, Operations Manager
Lee is primarily responsible for the consistent application of Textile Exchange standards. This includes creating and maintaining an accreditation process, training tools and meetings, responding to inquiries for guidance on the standards, and responding to complaints. He is directly involved in the development and revision of standards and supporting documentation. He also answers industry inquiries about integrity in textile value chains and educates through presentations at events. Lee has an MBA in Entrepreneurship and a BBA in Management, with a minor in Spanish, from Texas Tech University. Lee joined Textile Exchange as Operations Manager in 2008.
Hanna Denes, Farm Program Manager
As Farm Program Manager, Hanna supports the delivery of the Textile Exchange Farm Engagement workplan. In addition, she provides research support to the Industry Integrity team and supports Textile Exchange membership and outreach, in particular in Europe. Hanna has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Policy and an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College, London, and 15 years’ experience in environmental management and sustainable development in both the private and public sector.