Meet Bonsucro

Bonsucro is a diverse, inclusive and multicultural organisation that’s passionate about making a positive impact and creating meaningful change –across the global sugarcane supply chain and beyond. Meet our team of experts.

Meet Bonsucro

Danielle Morley
CEO
Danielle leads the team in maintaining Bonsucro as the leading global platform for sugarcane sustainability.
Danielle has a range of sector expertise in palm oil, water, forests, climate change, and human rights. Prior to her appointment at Bonsucro in 2018, Danielle was European Director of Outreach and Engagement at Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, and Executive Director of the Freshwater Action Network at WaterAid. Danielle also sits on the Board for ISEAL – the global membership organisation for credible sustainability standards. She is a qualified English lawyer and holds a master's degree in Environmental Technology and a bachelor’s degree in Law.
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Standards and Assurance

Aleyda Carrillo Bustamante
Director of Standards and Assurance
Aleyda leads the development of the Bonsucro standards, keeping Bonsucro at the forefront of sustainability in sugarcane.
Previously, Aleyda spent 12 years working for UTZ and Rainforest Alliance, two standard setting organisations. She has mainly worked in standards and assurance, developing standards and improving assurance systems. She also has experience with project management, as well as good agricultural practices, social issues, and risk identification and management.
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Paula de Donati Porto
Standards Manager
Paula develops and reviews the Bonsucro Standards and relevant guidance and ensures compliance with the ISEAL codes of good practice.
Previously, Paula worked as lead auditor and technical manager assistant at a certification body. There, she gained extensive experience in audits focused on sustainability for agricultural commodities, including Bonsucro certification. She has also experience in quality management systems, accreditation on ISO 17065, and internal audits, as well as experience delivering training on sustainability certification schemes.
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Leticia Millward
Standards Manager
Leticia is responsible for the development, maintenance, and revision of the Bonsucro Standards, ensuring compliance with the ISEAL codes of good practice.
Leticia previously managed the development, maintenance, and operational implementation of standards for a membership organisation. She is experienced in stakeholder engagement for the strategic direction of sustainability initiatives, project management and the development and delivery of training sessions.
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Carla Durão
Assurance Manager
Carla is responsible for managing Bonsucro's assurance programme, including the certification and auditing policies and protocols. Carla also develops the network of Bonsucro’s licensed certification bodies and training providers around the world.
Carla has an extensive history with certification, starting in 2005 as an auditor before becoming a reviewer and working on quality management systems. Her degree was in veterinary medicine.
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Matthew Sullivan
Data Manager
Matthew drives forward the development of Bonsucro’s strategy for the management of certification data, improving data collection methodologies and ensuring that data is integrated across all systems and products.
Matthew has worked across the sustainability and agriculture sectors in the UK and overseas, in a management and training capacity. Working with a diverse range of people from smallholders to construction workers, business owners and students, he has advocated for the benefits and necessity of sustainability. His wide technology experience ranges from database and website development to user interface and user experience design and management.
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Nisha Mundanthara Suresh Babu
Data Coordinator
Nisha unlocks new value from data and analytics by improving Bonsucro’s data collection methodologies and tools. Nisha also supports the reporting of data, providing Bonsucro members with more accessible and shareable data insights.
Nisha is a data professional with extensive teaching experience, having worked as a computer science professor. Her interests include data analysis, machine learning and natural language processing.
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Suada Jama
Administrative Assistant
Suada coordinates the processing of assurance-related queries, and manages the collection of assurance-related data and information. Suada also assists with the administration for the Technical Advisory Board.

Engagement and Markets

Norma Tregurtha
Director of Engagement and Markets
Norma focuses on increasing the demand for Bonsucro certified sugarcane products and strengthening our global profile.
Previously Norma was the Director of Policy and Partnerships at ISEAL where she helped business leaders, policy makers and civil society organisations understand how they can use standards and certification to build sustainable supply chains. Norma has a background in agricultural development and smallholder livelihoods.
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Rafael Seixas
Senior Membership Manager
Rafael is responsible for ensuring Bonsucro’s value proposition for members, developing the membership engagement strategy and demonstrating Bonsucro’s impact to stakeholders.
Rafael has worked for Bonsucro for over ten years. Previously, he was a Chevening scholar at University College London and worked for four years as an international relations advisor to the City Hall of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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Nadia Khan
Membership and Markets Coordinator
Nadia works closely with members and candidate members, building strong relationships and offering support with Bonsucro's membership and due diligence process.
Nadia has prior experience in sustainability, the public sector, food and drink certification, healthcare and education.
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Liz Foggitt
Communications and Events Manager
Liz oversees Bonsucro’s communications, increasing brand awareness and keeping members informed of key information. She also organises and oversees Bonsucro events.
Liz has more than a decade of experience working in communications across the charity, social enterprise, membership, and for-profit sectors. Before working at Bonsucro, she worked at Twin, a charity that empowers smallholder farming communities through training on business development, sustainable agriculture, and gender justice in coffee, nuts, and cocoa value chains. Liz also spent over five years working as a Publishing, Marketing and Events Manager.
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Beth Naylor-Smith
Communications and Events Coordinator
Beth supports the development, execution and evaluation of Bonsucro’s international communications strategy. She also assists Liz with the organisation of events.
Before joining Bonsucro, Beth worked in marketing and events in the charity sector, working for small charities focused on youth leadership development, and hospice care. Her academic background is in Natural Sciences, where she specialised in nanoscience. On her year abroad in Sydney, she studied modules on the philosophy of justice, policy-making and global perspectives on education.
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International Programmes

Duncan Rhind
Director of International Programmes
Duncan leads and develops Bonsucro’s work across the regional teams to maximise our collective impact around the world.
A biologist by background, Duncan has spent his career working in international development, in countries such as Sudan, Somalia, Egypt and most recently in Zambia and Tanzania. While he has worked in a range of sectors, most of his experience has entailed working with smallholder agriculture and using market-based approaches to effect sustainable change for this sector.
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Sophie O’Loghlen-Vidot
Impact Funding Manager
Sophie is responsible for the management of the Bonsucro Impact Fund, publishing new grants, supporting the Project Selection Committee, and liaising with grantees as they report on their progress. She also works in developing further funding opportunities for impact projects.
Previously, Sophie spent twelve years working for international development charities. Sophie speaks French and Spanish.
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Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean

Ruth Ascencio
Regional Head, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean
Ruth looks after members in Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean, and oversees the strategy to maximise Bonsucro's impact in the region.
Ruth has more than twenty years of experience in the food industry, training and advising agro-industrial companies about their management systems. Since 2012, Ruth has supported the sugarcane sector in Mexico and Central America to implement more sustainable practices, while also helping large multinationals such as WWF and Coca-Cola to meet their sustainability goals.
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Benjamin Sandoval
Country Manager, Mexico
Benjamin leads Bonsucro’s impact in Mexico and supports our members in the country.
Benjamin has been working on projects within the Mexican sugar sector since 2012. Such projects have focused on the implementation of good practices on farms to ensure compliance with human and labour rights, and the improvement of health, safety, and working conditions in sugarcane cutting. He has expertise in rural work issues, social development projects, and agroecology.
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South America

Livia Ignácio
Regional Head, South America
Livia assists more than 80 members across South America, and promotes Bonsucro's value proposition in the region. She works with a wide range of organisations, from farmers to end-users.
Livia has been delivering positive impact across sustainability, consultancy, and sugarcane industries for over ten years. Prior to Bonsucro, she worked for large sugarcane mills groups and has experience of implementing Bonsucro’s certification system.
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Natalia Pinheiro Cêra
Brazil Coordinator
Natalia supports the development and execution of Bonsucro’s strategy in Brazil, working closely with members and stakeholders, ensuring the smooth running of our operations and raising Bonsucro’s profile in Brazil.
Natalia has worked in the sugar and ethanol sector for twelve years, in areas including: the implementation of sustainability standards; carrying out licensing projects: and environmental legislation. For three years, she was a lead auditor for certification against the Bonsucro and Renovabio Standards.
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Marília Capellaro
South America Coordinator
Marília works closely with Livia to implement strategies and engage with members and stakeholders across South America, and raise Bonsucro´s profile and reputation in the region.
Marília is an agronomical engineer by background, and has worked in the sugarcane sector her whole career, focussing on continuous improvement, certification, and integrated management systems.
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Asia Pacific

Thirach Rungruangkanokkul
Regional Head for Asia-Pacific
Thirach is responsible for driving forward Bonsucro's profile in the Asia-Pacific region, engaging with actors across the supply chain and translating Bonsucro's global strategy into regional and country specific strategies.
Thirach comes from a background of sustainable sourcing in Asia. He started his career in procurement across the region for a large multinational retailer focusing on human rights, and environmental and social compliance. In his previous roles, Thirach has been the driving force behind the establishment of the Sustainable Agro-Food Multi-stakeholder Partnership Platform, the Sustainable Ocean Ambassador program, and the Climate Action Awards.
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Ritu Baruah
Country Manager, India and Pakistan
Ritu leads Bonsucro’s impact in India and Pakistan. She supports our members in both countries, and the wider industry in India to achieve sustainable production that is line with India’s commitment to the sustainability agenda.
Ritu has been working closely with the farming communities for over two decades. Her connection with agriculture goes back to the time when organic cotton was being piloted in India with a group of just 150 farmers in 1992. She was the President of the bioRe Association.
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Harsh Panchal
India Coordinator
Harsh works closely with members, supporting our operations and raising Bonsucro’s profile in India.

Africa and the Middle East

Mike Ogg
Regional Head for Africa and the Middle East
Mike is responsible for member support and management in Africa and the Middle East, as well as promoting Bonsucro's value proposition across the region. He is also part of the team developing the Smallholder Roadmap.
Michael Ogg is currently based in Eswatini, where he has lived ever since moving there to work on a large sugarcane development project, 23 years ago. He has a BSc Agric (Horticulture) and an MBA. He has over 30 years of professional experience in the development of farmers’ organisations as part of large agricultural infrastructure projects across Africa. He is involved with several wildlife and conservation initiatives in Eswatini.
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Corporate Services

Nicole Singh
Director of Operations
Nicole oversees and manages Bonsucro’s operational services such as financial services, governance, technology and impacts.
Laura Ferreira
Senior Digitalisation and Impact Manager
Laura is responsible for developing the organisation’s monitoring and evaluation framework, reporting on our impact across the world, and supporting Bonsucro as a learning organisation. She also leads on the digitalisation roadmap strategy and implementation across Bonsucro, delivering internal operational efficiencies and value to members.
Laura has a keen interest in international development, sustainability and environmental stewardship and has worked in a range of international contexts. She has also spent many years delivering capacity building support, public health initiatives, and grassroots action within London communities.
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Camila Barrera-Orjuela
Senior MEL Coordinator
Camila works closely with Laura to analyse, create and communicate meaningful insights about the impact of Bonsucro's work and the work of our members. One of her focuses is on supporting the monitoring, evaluation and learning from the Bonsucro Impact Fund.
Camila is a Colombian economist with over ten years of experience working in international development, MEL and applied research from four perspectives: public sector, non-profit organisations, multilaterals, and higher education institutions in Latin America, the UK and Africa. Camila holds postgraduate qualifications in Local Economic Development and Project Management.
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Alan Ward
Senior Finance & Risk Manager
Alan manages all of Bonsucro’s financial services, including membership fees, credit trading income, and operating expenditure.
With a background in finance and accounting, Alan brings a wealth of technical knowledge and experience in financial leadership and risk management to Bonsucro. In 2021 Alan was appointed to ISEAL’s Finance Committee. He has a master’s degree in applied mathematics from the University of Oxford.
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Marta Castelli
Finance & Administration Coordinator
Marta supports members with their membership fees and credit trading payments, maintaining the sales, purchases and general ledgers. She also manages internal finances, processing payroll for Bonsucro staff and ensuring the smooth running of office facilities.
Marta has previous experience working in the coffee industry. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and management, as well as a master's degree in innovation management. In parallel with her work, she is currently studying towards the ACCA certification in accounting. Marta is from Venice, Italy and she speaks Italian, English, and some Spanish.
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Simon Levi
Human Resources and Business Partner
Simon is Bonsucro's human resources expert, managing the delivery of our strategy to support our staff, driving staff engagement and embedding company culture.
Simon has worked across numerous large organisations, from ITV to the Ford Motor Company. As a qualified human resources professional he is passionate about employees having the best support possible, and how this translates into driving an organisation's mission forward.
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Imogen Jefferies
Systems & Technology Manager
Imogen ensures the smooth running and continuous improvement of Bonsucro's IT platforms. She is also responsible for the implementation of a digital roadmap, in line with Bonsucro's strategic plan.
Tilly Wicks
Governance and Executive Coordinator
Tilly works closely with our CEO, Danielle, providing her with administrative and organisational support. She also ensures the efficient running of Bonsucro's governance bodies, coordinating logistics and maintaining operational infrastructure.
Tilly studied Geography and Sociology at the University of Leeds, where she looked at how sustainable processes could reduce a company’s impact on the planet. Time working in the chalet industry in France gave an insight into how winters are being impacted by climate change. She has a keen interest in the preservation of natural habitats for future generations.
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Board of Directors

Bonsucro’s Board of Directors is responsible for all actions and activity of Bonsucro, although for practical purposes it delegates day-to-day responsibility of managing the organisation to the CEO and Secretariat team.

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Members’ Council

The representative body of the membership. It acts as a reference and sounding board for the Board of Directors, allowing members to have a say on the issues that matter to them.

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Technical Advisory Board (TAB)

Providing leadership and insights around global standards and other technical issues.

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Bonsucro Ambassadors

Bonsucro Ambassadors are spokespeople with the ability and experience to represent Bonsucro. They’re knowledgeable about us and what we do, and are highly respected in their region. An Ambassador acts as a Bonsucro advocate, but may also provide useful insights to assist us in achieving our vision.

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