Conor Boyle is the Head of Programme Development, Learning and Country Programmes for Better Work, based in the International Labor Office (ILO) in Geneva. In his role, he is part of Better Work’s Senior Management Team and oversees the Better Work programmes in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Egypt (pilot programme), Ethiopia, and Jordan. He is also responsible for the programme’s donor relations and learning strategies as well as collaboration within the ILO on Better Work’s influencing agenda.
Prior to his role on the global team, Conor worked in Cambodia for the Better Factories Cambodia Programme, where he established the programme’s training and advisory services and played an active role to help develop the Better Work Global Programme. He also spent one year in Vietnam establishing Better Work Vietnam before moving to Geneva in 2009.
Conor joined the ILO after 12 years working on capacity building and leadership programs for development, private and public sector staff and organisations in Cambodia, Tibet and Canada.
His technical knowledge of working conditions in global supply chains spans a wide range of industries. While the vast majority of his experience involves work in the apparel, textiles and footwear industries, he also has practical experience in the pharmaceutical, aquaculture and electronics industries as well as in the forestry sector.
He holds Irish and Canadian citizenship. Conor has an MBA in Educational leadership and a BA (double major) in Psychology and History.
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