Scobey joined WCF in 2016 after working for greater than 30 years in rural growth and poverty discount on the World Financial institution Group.
The cocoa business is coming beneath growing strain from lawmakers in Europe and The USA to behave on cleansing up its provide chain and get rid of youngster labour and ending deforestation. The WCF is an influential physique with greater than 100 members from farmers to monetary establishments, cocoa processors, chocolate makers and producers.
Its membership is drawn from six continents, representing 80% of the worldwide cocoa and chocolate market, and supply a uniquely knowledgeable perspective on the interconnected nature and desires of the cocoa business.
Chairman Barry Parkin mentioned the WCF is gloomy to lose Scobey’s management at this advanced time.
“Rick has supplied excellent management within the continued evolution of WCF. Underneath his watch, we’ve developed our new imaginative and prescient and technique set out within the Pathway for Sustainable Cocoa, launched the brand new public-private partnerships of Cocoa & Forests Initiative and CocoaAction Brazil, pivoted to a brand new framework to deal with youngster labour, deepened our coverage dialogue on key sustainability points with the West African governments and key donors, broadened WCF member engagement in WCF programmes, and revamped inside techniques and staffing to make sure an efficient and environment friendly group.”
The WCF Board of Administrators mentioned they are going to oversee a variety course of to interchange Scobey to make sure WCF continues to ship on its imaginative and prescient ‘of a thriving and sustainable cocoa sector, the place farmers prosper, communities are empowered, and the planet is wholesome’.
TRAFFIC displays world wildlife commerce and promotes sustainable administration of untamed vegetation and animals. Scobey replaces Government Director, Steven Broad, who will proceed to steer TRAFFIC by way of to the handover in Could.
The Chair of TRAFFIC’s Board of Trustees, Mark Halle, mentioned: “We’re delighted to welcome Rick Scobey to TRAFFIC. He brings to the job an essential vary of expertise and an unlimited expertise that can enable him to construct on the strong basis that Steven Broad has laid for the organisation within the final 25 years. Underneath Rick’s management, we’re assured TRAFFIC will proceed to increase its efforts to satisfy the challenges of reaching its mission in a world profoundly shaken by the COVID pandemic. The Board seems to be ahead to welcoming Rick and to working carefully with him and the total TRAFFIC workforce in setting the strategic path for the organisation over the approaching interval.”
In a press release, Scobey mentioned: “I’m honoured and excited to affix TRAFFIC as the brand new Government Director and lead this nice workforce. The organisation performs a important position in gaining insights into world wildlife commerce that it makes use of to tell and help motion that guarantee advantages to conservation and human wellbeing.”