Darian McBain is an engineer, scientist and science communicator. She is a globally recognised expert, speaker and author on sustainable supply chains. Darian has spent her career working with business, government and non-government organisations on measuring and managing the environmental and social impacts and risks of business activities and contributing to a more sustainable society.
Darian is currently the global Director of Sustainability for Thai Union, the world’s largest canned tuna manufacturer. Prior to joining Thai Union in 2015 Darian ran a consultancy, Blue Sky Green, advising business, government and NGOs on strategy and sustainability. She has worked in the UK for the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency and the UN International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds and in Australia for the NSW Environment Protection Authority and St George Hospital. Darian also worked with WWF in its market transformation program and in addition to working with a wide range of industries, ran a social media campaign to increase the awareness of sustainable palm oil.
Darian is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer with Integrated Sustainability Analysis at the University of Sydney on social and environmental footprinting and holds a PhD on social indicators for global supply chain analysis. In addition to her PhD from the University of Sydney, Darian holds a Masters of Science in Business Strategy, Politics and Environment from the University of London, and a Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) from the University of New South Wales.