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Martin Curley

Co-Director, Katalyst Initiative

Martin has more than 25 years of policy, strategy and communications experience, including 15 years working in and with the global garment industry. He is a 2020 Policy Leader Fellow at the European University Institute’s School of Transnational Governance, focusing on human rights in garment supply chains. His background includes work in government and NGO environments, as well as experience in clothing design and production troubleshooting. He has recently worked with NCP to help develop social dialogue and civil society-focused workstreams. He previously served as Senior Policy and Research Officer at Fair Wear Foundation, where he worked with a wide range of stakeholder groups, helping to develop FWF’s Brand Performance Check system, living wage strategy, research agenda and overall strategic direction. Martin holds a BA from Macalester College and an MSc in International Management from Royal Holloway, University of London.

Martin’s work with Katalyst Initiative focuses on developing more effective ways to govern the industry from a human rights perspective, and on helping civil society to develop strategies to cope with globalised economic systems.  He is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.