Jenny Costelloe

Nanyang Business School Alumni Advisory Board Member Jenny Costelloe

Executive Director
Ethical Tea Partnership

Jenny Costelloe leads operations and strategy at the Ethical Tea Partnership, including overseeing the delivery of programmes, business pilots and policy work in seven tea-producing origins in Africa and Asia. Her focus is on driving long-term, systemic change across three themes in tea: economics, equality, and environment. With a specialist focus on the food and agriculture sector, Jenny has built a varied and extensive career in delivering sustainable development through multi-stakeholder partnerships.

Ms Costelloe lived in Singapore for 11 years, during which time she held the position of Director, Country Partnerships at Grow Asia (a World Economic Forum initiative focused on sustainable agriculture in ASEAN). Prior to Grow Asia, Ms Costelloe enjoyed a number of consulting roles where she provided sustainability advisory to including GIC, SGX, Unilever, PepsiCo, Mondelez International, Cargill, Diageo, UN Food and Agriculture Organization, Singapore Management University, government of Singapore, Ministry of Agriculture (Cambodia), Brookings Institute, Food Industry Asia, Verdant Bioscience, Mercy Corps, and CSIRO (Australia).

Ms Costelloe has a BSc in Natural Sciences (Physics) from the University of Bath, a professional diploma in Marketing Communications, and an MBA (Strategy) from Nanyang Business School in Singapore. In 2016, she was appointed as an Ambassador for the World Economic Forum’s “New Vision for Agriculture” and became a partnership practitioner, completing The Partnering Initiative’s certification. In 2017 she was selected for the Global Institute for Tomorrow’s “Global Leaders Programme”. Ms Costelloe sat on the board of the Rice Bowl Index (a food security ranking for Asia) until 2017 and was Vice-Chair of the board of The Island Foundation (a charity focused on education in rural Indonesia) from 2018 to 2020.