Andrew Escott, GTF Director of Policy and External Affairs

Andrew leads policy development for Global Timber Forum (GTF) and manages how the organisation interacts with stakeholders.

He also undertakes country projects focused on responsible trade and market engagement. Current projects are underway in West Africa and South East Asia.

Over the last seventeen years, Andrew has worked in both the public and private sector across politics, policy, public affairs and corporate communications.  Since 2010 he has focused on responsible supply chains and related issues-based and communication challenges.  Andrew has advised leading global consumer brands as well as producers and traders of key goods and commodities.

Andrew is the founding director of Carbisdale, an advisory firm that assists organisations on business strategy and communication planning around reputational challenges.