Gemma Tillack directs RAN’s agribusiness campaign, which is addressing one of the main
drivers of rainforest destruction and human rights violations in Indonesia: Conflict Palm Oil. The
campaign is focused on shifting demand away from socially and environmentally irresponsible
palm oil, creating incentives for the production of responsible palm oil and transforming global
supply chains. RAN’s campaigns create the market leverage necessary to improve both
corporate and government policies and practices.
Prior to this position, Gemma worked for 10 years for The Wilderness Society in Australia, and played a key role in the campaigns that contributed to Gunns Limited’s decision to transition out of native forest logging in Tasmania. Gemma was also involved in negotiations that lead to the signing of the $274 million Tasmanian Forest Intergovernmental Agreement (TFIGA). Gemma has a background in environmental science and community organizing.