The Centre for Child Rights and Business staff bring expertise across different areas of child rights, ethical trade and responsible sourcing. We are a passionate team committed to creating a world where business creates positive impact on children across their operations.
Ines Kaempfer brings over 15 years of experience in supply chain sustainability where she has been deeply engaged in issues related to child rights and business in the manufacturing and agriculture industries in Asia.
Since 2014, Ines has been serving as the Executive Director and since 2021, the CEO of The Centre for Child Rights and Business (which was known as CCR CSR up to 2020) in Asia, a social enterprise that helps businesses improve their direct and indirect impact on children, particularly in supply chains. In her role as CEO, Ines leads strategic design and implementation of overall operations and stakeholder engagement, working closely with major multi-national clients and partners around the world.
Under Ines’s leadership, The Centre has significantly expanded its geographic reach to cover over a dozen key East, South and Southeast Asian sourcing countries where Ines has spearheaded the development and scaling of innovative factory and workplace improvement programmes.
Prior to joining The Centre, Ines was the Director of Learning and Impact at ELEVATE Limited, a leading CSR learning and capacity building consultancy. She has also worked as a Director of Assessment, Capacity Building and Training at the Fair Labor Association (FLA).
Ines holds a Ph.D from the University of Fribourg’s faculty of Arts in Sociology of Religion and a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Law & Sociology of Religion from University of Fribourg.
Mark brings over 15 years of experience in sustainability and supply chain issues, working with business, investors, and not-for-profit organisations to drive improvements across environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.
Mark joined The Centre's team as Deputy Executive Director in June 2020, supporting the delivery and development of The Centre's services, and working with partners and businesses in Europe and North America to help them improve their direct and indirect impact on children in supply chains.
Prior to joining The Centre, Mark was Senior Vice President at the ICTI Ethical Toy Program, a leading responsible sourcing programme for the global toy, play and entertainment industries. He has also worked as Head of Communications at ethical trade service provider Sedex, and has held positions at responsible investment research firm EIRIS Vigeo.
Mark is a graduate in Environmental Science and is a qualified Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Amy is responsible for all aspects of finance and tax for The Centre at all regions, which includes Mainland China, Hong Kong and the branch office in Myanmar. Amy is also responsible for communicating with all of our consultants in different countries in relation to banking and payments.
Before joining in The Centre, Amy worked at a professional accounting firm in the UK and China for many years. Amy has rich experience in accounting and taxation for various business industries such as consultancy, manufacturing, retail, law, entertainment, apparel brands and etc.
Patricia joined the Centre in June 2021 to lead and ensure effective implementation and delivery of our services to clients in close cooperation with the Centre’s global staff.
Patricia has lived in Asia, Africa, Europe and the United States. Prior to joining the Centre she worked as Corporate Responsibility Professional at Triumph International and REWE Far East, a sourcing office for a European retailer based in Hong Kong. During these past 10 years she gained diverse knowledge both on social and environmental supply chain issues. It is within this context that she also worked on how to identify, address and remediate child labor in various supply chains.
Patricia holds a Master of Social Work from Columbia University.
Chris joined The Centre in Jan 2021, as a senior accountant. Chris is responsible for financial and tax related work in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Myanmar and Vietnam.
Before joining The Centre, Chris worked as an accountant at Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China for over 5 years. She has rich experience in accounting and taxation-related work, and maintains good relationships with government offices such as the Taxation Bureau, Statistics Bureau etc.
Nora joined The Centre in January 2021. She is supporting the global team members in all HR matters. She is also working closely with all team members on administrative support and organisation in all regions.
Prior to joining The Centre, Nora worked as a Sales and Marketing Manager for a worldwide group and brings with her the experience of working in a multicultural environment. Nora is fluent in French and English.
Helena Thybell has wide experience from many sectors, including NGOs, business and public service. She has been the CEO for the Swedish Red Cross Youth organisation and also responsible for the programmes of the Swedish Red Cross programmes in West Africa. She has been General Manager for the PostCode Foundation in Sweden and Global Manager for the H&M Foundation. Most recently, Helena Thybell comes from a role as Head of HR at the H&M Group and has been the CEO of Save the Children Sweden since August 2019.
Roy Caple Hernandez has over 30 years’ experience designing and managing communications strategy for private, public and non-governmental organisations throughout the Americas. He was CEO of several communications consulting firms in Latin America, and headed the Mexico and Latin America Public Affairs function of one the world’s leading financial services organisations. His expertise has focused on advising leaders, CEOs, and management on strategy, reputation, organisational issues, public affairs and communications campaigns, as well as crisis management and corporate responsibility.
Roy has served on the board of NGOs that focus on HIV awareness and prevention, as well as education. He has been a Board Member for Save the Children in Mexico since 2008, its Vice Chair since 2015. He joined the Save the Children Association and Save the Children International Boards in 2018, and has been Vice Chair since 2020. Roy studied Law in the Universidad Iberomericana (Mexico) and has a Master’s degree in International Affairs from SIPA-Columbia University (New York). He has lived in New York, Washington D.C., Miami, Caracas, Santiago de Chile and Brussels and currently resides in Mexico City.
Amy is the Chief Operating Officer at FountainVest Partners (Asia) Limited. FountainVest Partners was founded in 2007 and is a leading Asia-focused private equity fund headquartered in Hong Kong. Prior to joining FountainVest in late 2019, Amy worked for 4 years as the CEO of Save the Children Hong Kong, the HK member of a global movement that works in 120 countries focusing on the most marginalized and deprived children.
Before Save the Children, Amy spent nearly two decades in financial services with institutions including JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, and Merrill Lynch, working in the US and Asia, having worked as an investment banker, head of strategy, COO and Head of Regulatory Change Management. Amy serves on the Board of Rädda Barnen Service AB, a Swedish social enterprise focusing on child rights in business. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and has an MBA from Columbia University and she was also a Certified Public Accountant qualified in the District of Columbia, USA. Amy is a Hong Kong native and has a 19-year old daughter and a 14-year old son. Since 2015, Amy has been an dedicated practitioner of meditation which she credits for her clarity in her life’s purpose.
Ari Kokko is a professor of International Business at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) where his teaching and research focus on international trade, foreign direct investment, and economic development. Before joining CBS in 2010, he was professor at Abo Akademi University in Finland and held various positions at the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden. He is also affiliated with Tartu University, Estonia. In the past, he has been a board member of Sida in Sweden, and a consultant to various corporations, international organisations and governments. Apart from work, he would like to have more time for sportfishing and mushroom hunting.
Magnus has spent the last 30 years in the consulting business, mainly at Accenture where he was the Managing Director in Sweden for 14 years. He has been active on several boards since 2010 and has been a board member of Rädda Barnen Service AB since inception.
Magnus holds a degree from the Stockholm School of Economics and Business Administration.