Dave Challis, Trustee


Dave Challis is VP Innovation & Sustainability for RB. RB is the world’s leading consumer health and hygiene company, with brands including Dettol, Finish, Gaviscon, Nurofen, Strepsils, Durex, Veet, Air Wick and Vanish. The company has operations in over 60 countries, with headquarters in the UK, Singapore, Dubai and Amsterdam, and sales in almost 200 countries. The company employs approximately 37,000 people worldwide. Dave joined RB in 2011 where he developed and launched RB’s industry-leading sustainability strategy, betterbusiness, with a focus on developing more sustainable product innovations. In 2012 he assumed additional responsibility for scientific communications and learning. In 2013 his remit was expanded to incorporate the company’s innovation programme – including outside innovation, fragrances & flavours, consumer science and breakthrough innovation. Before joining RB he was Head of Consultancy at Salterbaxter, Europe’s leading sustainability strategy and communications agency following a role as Director of the Corporate Responsibility practice of Engine (MHP). Prior to this, he was Head of Sustainability for Kimberly-Clark EMEA where he established and managed the sustainability and public affairs strategy and team. Dave has a MA in Biological Sciences from Oxford University and lives in London.