|Title:||Lead, Plastic Program|
|Languages spoken:||English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese (business), French (intermediate), Spanish (elementary), and Thai (elementary)|
As Lead, Plastic Program, Maggie oversees the strategy, direction and evolution of Verra’s Plastic Waste Reduction Program, which aims to enable robust impact assessment of new or scaled-up plastic waste collection and recycling projects.
For over 15 years, Maggie has been working in multiple sectors and countries in Asia, namely in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Thailand. Before joining Verra in 2021, she was posted in Bangkok with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Singapore with the World Wildlife Fund/World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), leading sustainable production and consumption initiatives. Her focuses at UNEP and WWF included plastics, seafood, food waste and palm oil. Prior to being dedicated to environmental sustainability, Maggie spent 10 years in technical roles in the retail and fast-moving consumer goods industries with multinational corporations such as P&G, Nestlé and Aeon. Her technical roles in the private-sector include sustainability, manufacturing quality assurance, regulatory, scientific communications, policy-influencing, and research & development.
Maggie holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin in Sustainable Management. She also has a Master’s from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Bachelor’s from the University of British Columbia, both in Food Science and Technology.
Maggie’s publications are primarily on plastics & circular economy, NGO-corporate relationships, sustainable commodity procurement, and ASEAN environmental governance.