Samantha Webb

Project Manager - Programme Officer, Social Forestry & Corporate Responsibility.

Core Expertise

Ability to build collaborative relationships, maintain and strengthen partnerships
Establish structure and processes to plan and manage implementation of activities
Effective at gaining others support for ideas, proposals, projects
Provide assistance , information and support to others to build a basis for future reciprocity
Able to enhance others commitment to their work Professional Training
United Nations University of Advanced Learning Leadership Program ‘Business Strategies for Sustainable Development’ 2007
Intercultural Awareness for Sustainable Development in Asia Pacific,
2006 How to Maintain and Control Clients Assertively, 2004
Driving Business in Adverse Market Conditions, 2001 Project Management
PRINCE 2 (Projects in Controlled Environments) Foundation certificate, 2009
PRINCE 2 (Projects in Controlled Environments) currently studying Practioner certificate

Professional Experience
Sep 2009 - Present
London Metropolitan University, MA Corporate Responsibility Part- time Student

April 2008- March 2009
Sepulveda Investment Fund, London, United Kingdom

Marketing & Sales Fund Administrator 
Structured Investment Vehicle trading in global currency and commodities

Set up Asia office, sourced location and premises.
Responsible for all legal and governance requirements under Thai Law
Recruited and managed a team of six Senior Sales Executives.
Transferred to the UK August 2008
Developed relationships for future individual and institutional investment
Supported information needs of the Fund Manager
Completed administration in relation to Fund Managers request
Conducted limited research with guidance from Fund Manager
Produced daily overview of currency and commodity in emerging market economies
Recruited and managed team of 6 sales staff in Bangkok
Created strategic marketing activity
Developed internal & external communications materials, presentations and literature packs for client requests
Tasked with responsibility of market entry into Singapore
Developed relationships with Independent Financial Advisors, Wealth Managers and High Net Worth individuals for fund distribution throughout Singapore

October 2007 - March 2008
Plant- a-Tree-Today, Bangkok, Thailand
(Part-time temporary position)
Carbon Free, Corporate Social Responsibility Project Manager UK Carbon Offsetting, charitable foundation.

Volunteered and authored Social Forestry project concept note, budget of $25 million, for a leading petroleum company.
The Social Forestry model developed in this concept note was transferred to subsequent PATT project. Submitted application to the SEED award programme. 1140 submissions were received. PATT project in Thailand was one of the recipient’s of the 2009 Seed Award.
Manage a portfolio of businesses and individual Corporate Social Responsibility Projects in Carbon Offsetting
Re-forestation for development in rural forest communities within Thailand
Lead log frame input activities and preparation of all project related documents
Management of project interns
Production of all communications material relating to projects

August 2006 – September 2007
Regional Community Forestry Centre for Asia and the Pacific Food and Agriculture Agency, United Nations, Bangkok, Thailand (1 year contract)
Programme Officer for Partnerships

Developed RECOFTC’s strategic plan to engage with corporate business
Designed a CSR research database and secured clients for potential CSR Social Forestry projects such as Coca – Cola, Microsoft, Mitsubishi, Shell and Accenture.
Identified, researched and developed relationships with prospective corporate and traditional donors
Generated new corporate supporters in order to deliver income, create green alliances and increase awareness of RECOFTC, and its activities within the region.
Working closely with corporate partners to design integrated Corporate Social Responsibility , environmental, social, and educational projects for rural communities
Guide corporate business through strategic engagement process with communities to reduce risk, build trust and develop innovative approaches
Facilitated sustainable development dialogue on a neutral platform between business, communities and government
Recruited and managed two volunteer assistants to Partnership Programme
Prepared proposals and other documentation for potential corporate sponsors & donors
Researched corporate company backgrounds and data captured Corporate Social Responsibility activities for marketing purposes, reporting and analysis.
Identified NGO – Private Sector market niches and opportunities for RECOFTC project services and RECOFTC products to generate new income streams
Gave presentations on RECOFTC development projects for Corporate Social Investment Programmes
Pitched fundraising ideas & Corporate Social Responsibility concepts, to Board of Trustees, civil society groups, government and academics
Participated and represented RECOFTC in Private – NGO partnership fora, pertaining to Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainable Business and associated fields in a national and regional capacity.
Designed Corporate Social Responsibility database component to complement the fundraising database
Consultation at field level with civil society groups, government officials / policy makers and community groups on ideas for projects with funding partners
Developed and published RECOFTC ethic’s documents for Engagement with Private Business
Created and developed RECOFTC CSR bi-monthly electronic newsletter