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Anne-Cécile Turner
Sustainability Director at The Ocean Race

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Anne-Cécile is an experienced practitioner with managerial, professional and academic qualifications. Trained with the best sustainability education programmes (Harvard Executive education for Sustainability Leadership, Graduated from Tavistock Institute, WWF One Planet Leader), Anne-Cécile is committed to contribute to a meaningful change in our lives. She has more than twenty five years of solid international experience in marketing, sponsorship and management across the worlds of brands, NGO, media, sport and Sustainability. In 2009 she founded Blueshift, an agency specialised in sustainability consultancy to help organisations in their voyage to a more sustainable life. In 2011 Anne-Cécile joined Race for Water Foundation as Director. The Foundation’s aim was to identify, implement and promote solutions for a new social circular economy around plastic waste, preserving water and oceans. 

In 2016, she joined the Volvo Ocean Race as Sustainability Programme Leader, in order to
assist the event in its journey to reduce its environmental impact, optimize its sustainability
potential and use the power of the race to create positive change on Ocean Health on a
global scale.

Since 2019 she is now pursuing the innovative sustainability programme developed on the
Volvo Ocean Race, now called The Ocean Race. Sustainability Education