Sophie Persey

Markets Transformation Manager
Rainforest Alliance

Sophie joined the Rainforest Alliance in December 2015 as the Markets Transformation Manager for the UK and Ireland, based in London. In November 2018, Sophie was appointed as the Senior Programme Manager for the LandScale, a collaborative initiative which Rainforest Alliance is leading with VERRA and the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance. Prior to joining Rainforest Alliance, Sophie spent six years working on sustainable palm oil in Indonesia. This included two years leading the Zoological Society of London’s Biodiversity and Oil Palm Project in Indonesia, followed by four years as the Group Sustainability Manager for a London listed palm oil producer with operations in Indonesia. During this time Sophie participated in and co-chaired Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Working Groups on both Biodiversity and Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Sophie has a MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation & Management and a BA in Biological Sciences, both from the University of Oxford.