Rachel Wilshaw

Ethical Trade Manager




Rachel Wilshaw is the Ethical Trade Manager for Oxfam GB. Her role involves advocacy and advice to companies on best practice in relation to labour rights in global supply chains. She is in the Private Sector team of Oxfam’s Campaigns, Policy and Influencing Team, based in Oxford.

Rachel is the author of UK Supermarket Supply Chains: Ending the human suffering behind our food, which puts Oxfam’s Behind the Barcodes campaign in a UK context, as well as blogs on supermarket supply chains such as Why is Oxfam campaigning against Aldi? and What more should supermarkets do to respect workers’ rights in their supply chains?


Over the last decade Rachel has co-authored reports and briefing papers including: Labour Rights in Vietnam: Unilever’s Progress and Systemic ChallengesIn work but trapped in poverty and Steps Towards a Living Wage in Global Supply Chains.


Rachel is a board member of the UK multi-stakeholder initiative on workers’ rights, Ethical Trading Initiative. In 2013, her work was profiled by The Financial Times in the article The Supply Chain Inquisitor.


She previously held a range of roles in procurement, ethical purchasing, monitoring and evaluation and communications. She has a procurement qualification with the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply as well as having a Diploma in Art History (Oxford University) and a degree in English Literature (Cambridge University).



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