The Board of Directors at the MADE-BY Foundation has a multi stakeholder structure, comprising representatives from brands, producers and civil society organisations.

The MADE-BY Foundation in the Netherlands wholly owns the MADE-BY entities in Germany and the UK. In 2017, Simon Usher was appointed interim Executive Director of the Foundation. The Executive Director of MADE-BY reports to the Foundation Board and is also registered in the Netherlands as a member of the Management Board.

The members of the Board of Directors participate on a voluntary basis. They receive no remuneration for their participation and they are partially reimbursed for out-of-pocket travel expenses to attend board meetings.


Elizabeth Bury

Elizabeth ‘Buzz’ Bury, Eden McCallum

Buzz Bury serves as Chair of MADE-BY’s board. Buzz is a Senior Manager at Eden McCallum where she is responsible for building the talent pool of independent consultants and shaping project delivery teams. Previously she was an Expert and Associate Principal in McKinsey & Company’s London Office, where she worked primarily with healthcare and public sector clients. She has previously also worked with FARM-Africa supporting them in business planning, was a consultant to Technoserve in Kenya and the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York, and worked with NTL. Buzz has an MBA from Columbia Business School, New York, and studied Economics and Management at Oxford University.


Amy Hall

Amy Hall, EILEEN FISHER

As Director of Social Consciousness and a member of the Leadership Forum for women’s clothing designer EILEEN FISHER, Amy supports the company’s efforts to practice “business as a movement.” Amy collaborates internally and externally to guide the company toward ever-increasing human, environmental and economic sustainability, including co-leading the company’s Vision2020 work. She also co-leads the company’s People and Culture area, together with leaders of the Human Resources, Leadership Learning & Development and Internal Communications teams. Amy chairs the advisory board of Social Accountability International and serves on the boards of MADE-BY and the American Sustainable Business Council. Her educational background includes a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, an M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a sustainable M.B.A. from Green Mountain College. In 2011, Amy rode from New York City to Washington, DC, on her self-built bamboo bike as part of the Brita Climate Ride.


Erik de Wit

Erik de Wit, rose&vanilla

Erik is a social entrepreneur. Since April 2017 he has been scaling up rose&vanilla, a gluten- and lactose-free bakery in the Netherlands he co-founded with his wife Daphne.

Erik has 20 years of experience in new business, strategy development, product development, global branding, marketing and communications. He’s a strategic and creative thinker, a team player with a pragmatic and results-driven approach. His management experience spans corporates (Ahold), CSOs (Solidaridad) and start-ups.

It’s Erik’s passion to realise impact through developing, implementing and scaling up sustainable and disruptive concepts in food and other sectors, like MADE-BY.


Simon Usher

Simon Usher (Management Board)

Simon acted as Chairman of the Board until October 2017, when the Board asked him to step into an executive leadership role whilst the Board reflected on the appropriate strategy for the organisation going forwards. The organisation’s mission remains as valid today as the day when MADE-BY was formed, but with a rapidly changing landscape of organisations in the same space the Board wants to make sure it has the best possible strategy before appointing a new permanent leader for the team.

Simon joined the Board whilst he was CEO of Bonsucro, the global sugarcane platform. Prior to that Simon led strategy at a global level for Plan International, a child rights organisation. His career notably also includes a Sustainable Development Director role for a global corporate, serving on the UK local government’s climate change commission, and more than fifteen years international commercial experience.

A highly experienced strategist and change agent: Best described as a disruptive influence, Simon is most at home using his passion for disruptive innovation and broad understanding of all three sectors to help teams set and achieve challenging goals.