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Richard Rowe

Lead Trainer | USA

Richard has been involved with social auditing ever since SAI carried out training course No.1 back in 1998. Richard has been a successful self-employed business consultant, project manager, MBA, professional civil engineer and SA8000 / ISO 9001 lead auditor and trainer for many years. He was lead social auditor for a major US apparel and footwear brand for five years; and six years managing his own sheet metal fabrication company. He has twenty years Project Management experience of US$ multi-million international construction projects mostly in the Far East. He also has extensive experience implementing and training ISO 9001 continual improvement management systems, and SA8000 social accountability systems. Richard serves as a Senior Accreditation Auditor for SA8000 including client manager for 4 global certification bodies. Richard has also completed the BT Global Challenge round the world yacht race - the world’s toughest yacht race. Has travelled and worked in over 70 countries.
Other qualifications for Richard Rowe include: BSc Hons Civil Engineering (1978) Southampton University, UK; Professional Engineer (1984) – Institution of Civil Engineers – CEng MICE; IRCA QMS ISO 9001:2008 Lead Auditor; SA 8000 Lead Auditor (Social Accountability); ISO17021 Accreditation Auditor for Social Accountability Accreditation Service.