Typhoo Tea has appointed Rocio Ortiz as responsible sourcing manager and enlisted the services of Lesley Western as corporate social responsibility consultant as it builds on its ethical agenda.
The move follows a business restructure last year which involved London-based private equity firm Zetland Capital becoming a majority shareholder and investment firm Abercross expand its shareholding.
“With the support of our shareholders, we have a renewed focus on growing Typhoo Tea and its brands, but it’s important to us that we do so in a responsible manner," said Des Kingsley, chief executive officer of Typhoo Tea. “The new team brings an incredible wealth of experience in brand building and responsible sourcing strategy, and have hit the ground running as we continue to rebuild one of the nation’s favorite tea brands.”
Rocio Ortiz spend five years working on community socio-economic development and wellbeing in Africa and India. Her work with the Spanish Red Cross focused on developing sustainable livelihoods for rural communities and women farmers. Meanwhile, Lesley Western has worked with giants such as Tesco and Asda.