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Meet the Team

The Murdoch Associates vision is to provide the expertise and tools in sustainable oils and fats, and other forest risk commodities, helping businesses succeed in the evolving landscape of sustainable natural resource management.

Judith established Murdoch Associates in 2015 in response to the fast-growing need for experienced, knowledgeable, and business-focused support for all types of organisations working with sustainability issues.

In 2021 Judith recognised the evolving and nuanced needs of her clients, so she grew the team and added additional resources in data analysis, research and marketing.

 

“We understand that each client has their own individual needs, and there isn’t a one size fits all approach.  The Murdoch Associates team have a collaborative approach when working with our clients. We understand that it can feel like a daunting and complex task bringing sustainability goals to fruition, whilst engaging internal stakeholders and keeping up with external policy and process”  

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Founder

Judith Murdoch

Judith fully understands the various, and sometimes conflicting challenges, faced by all those in the palm oil supply chain.  She always maintains a straightforward, inclusive and jargon-free approach to supporting her clients with their sustainability goals.  She is an RSPO SCCS auditor and has worked with a variety of clients to achieve supply chain certification. 

Judith has previously been a consultant to the RSPO as well as engaging with RSPO Members to promote and educate on sustainability improvements. Prior to setting up Murdoch Associates, Judith's experience ranged from sales and marketing roles to director-level communication and project management. Judith has also worked for AAK, who was a founding member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). 

Judith regularly speaks at conferences around the world, bringing awareness and sharing practical knowledge about palm oil and the relevant sustainability practices. 

Additionally, Judith is an Associate with EFECA and a Trustee of the Orangutan Land Trust. 

Judith loves to go walking with her dogs and is often up and out by 6am, come rain or shine.  She loves to go on walking holidays in Scotland and take in the landscapes.

Data & Analytics

Julie Gibson

Julie is our Excel specialist and has a talent for data analytics; both quantitative and qualitative.  Julie analyses the vast amounts of varying data, that is reported in sustainability and commodities, so we remain up-to-date in the changing sustainability landscape and can pass on key information to our clients.

Julie has experience in a variety of management roles within local government and private corporate companies.  In the local council, Julie was responsible for performance management, reviewing policy and strategy development. She often worked with a range of stakeholders to align various requirements.

Julie has also previously worked as an internal quality assurance assessor preparing for Ofsted inspections, and was responsible for carrying out audits and supporting Investors in People accreditations.  She has experience in developing new performance frameworks, implementing data solutions and formulating data quality policies.

Julie loves to travel and get away to new locations, both near and far.  She is also a talented cake baker and keeps us supplied with sweet treats in the office.

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Research & Creative

Jenny Taylor

Jenny keeps an eye on the news and researches key issues and developments within palm oil, forest risk commodities and legislation.  She writes the newsletter and creates straightforward infographics and presentations to help simplify complex concepts and processes.

 

Jenny has a wide variety of experience in various corporate roles in London and Yorkshire. In her past roles, Jenny has been responsible for developing processes, managing marketing projects, creating assets for social media, event management and people administration. She also creates websites, and marketing campaigns.

Jenny has travelled extensively in India, Africa, Australia and South East Asia, where her interest in environmental and social issues was first ignited.

Jenny loves to get creative and regularly goes to painting and drawing classes, creative writing workshops and is part of a local amateur dramatics group. She also enjoys going on adventures and seeing new places.

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