Skip to main content

Anne Lally

Co-Director, Katalyst Initiative

Anne’s work with Katalyst Initiative builds on her track record of working collaboratively to find practical, yet principled solutions to some of the most difficult human rights challenges in the garment industry. For more than two decades, Anne has focused on developing regulatory structures that foreground and defend worker rights in the globalised and globalising economic system. She has innovated with groups like Clean Clothes Campaign, Fair Labor Association, Global Reporting Initiative, Jo-In, and WellMade, as well as with government ministries and intergovernmental organisations. In recent years Anne has played a vital role in re-envisioning the industry’s approach to living wages at Fair Wear Foundation, where she has (co-)authored various publications, including Living Wages: An Explorers Notebook, Living Wage Engineering, and The Fair Wear Formula (book and short film). Earlier in her career, Anne served as Executive Director of a national fair trade organisation in the United States and monitored human rights issues at the United Nations in Geneva and New York. She holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University in New York. Anne is based in Cambridge, England.