Our dedicated staff and board have deep experience in sustainable sourcing, supplier engagement, and the technical and cultural aspects of workplace safety management.

As an industry-led organization, we work through our members to drive common safety goals and systemic change.

Heather Canon

Heather Canon

Senior Director for Responsible Sourcing, Target Corporation
Nirapon Board Member

Meet Heather Cannon

Heather Canon is Senior Director for Responsible Sourcing at Target, responsible for the strategy and implementation of global programs to elevate social and environmental performance in the supply chain. With over 20 years of cross-sector experience promoting supply chain sustainability, she excels in developing partnerships to accelerate innovation and impact, most notably co-founding the social enterprise behind the award-winning Laborlink technology to surface more reliable insight from over 5 million factory workers, and launching Fair Trade certification for apparel and home goods, delivering a transparent financial benefit directly to workers.

After a successful acquisition of Laborlink, she led ELEVATE’s Capacity Building teams: Worker Engagement, Factory Services, and eLearning.

She brings together previous industry experience with Columbia Sportswear Company and field experience working with small-scale cotton farmers in West Africa.

Heather holds a Master’s degree in Economic Development from Harvard Kennedy School and has been recognized as an Asia 21 Young Leader and Purpose Economy 100 global change-maker.

Simone Sultana

Member of the BRAC General Body and Trustee of UK Charity
Nirapon Board Chair

Daniel Fibiger

Head of Global Sustainability & President of Gap Foundation
Nirapon Board Member

Sridevi Kalavakolanu

Senior Director, Ethics & Compliance, Walmart
Nirapon Board Member

Sara Stefanski

Vice President, Global Responsible Sourcing, VF Corporation
Nirapon Board Member

Tapan Chowdhury

Managing Director, Square Pharmaceuticals LTD and Square Textiles Limited
Nirapon Independent Board Member

Heather Canon

Senior Director for Responsible Sourcing, Target Corporation
Nirapon Board Member

Kimi Walker

Associate Vice-President, Product Stewardship, Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited
Nirapon Treasurer

Janel Mendoza

Senior Specialist, Global Sustainability Strategy, Gap Inc.
Nirapon Secretary

Paul Rigby

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Safety Officer, Nirapon
Nirapon Team Member

Donna Sikyta

Director of Member Engagement and Operations, Nirapon
Nirapon Team Member