Lindsey Allen, Executive Director of Rainforest Action Network, has more than a decade of experience pressuring and inspiring some of the world’s largest corporations to protect rainforests, human rights and the climate. A veteran environmental and social justice organizer, Lindsey has spent her career preventing commodity expansion into globally critical forest areas, and has played a central role in achieving some of the most significant corporate policy commitments to protect forests over the past decade.
In her previous role as the Director of RAN’s Forest Program, Lindsey led RAN’s Rainforest Agribusiness and Rainforest-Free Paper campaigns in their fight to stop palm oil and pulp and paper expansion into Southeast Asian rainforests. During Lindsey’s tenure, the Forest Program won groundbreaking protections for forests, the climate, and human rights in Indonesia from fashion to agribusiness to publishing sectors.
Lindsey has announced that she will be concluding her decade at RAN and almost seven years as Executive Director at the end of December 2019. You can read more about her decision to make room for new growth at RAN here (https://www.ran.org/the-understory/new-growth-at-ran/). The Board of Directors is currently conducting a full public search for her successor and you can read the position description with information on how to apply for the role here (https://www.ran.org/2019/10/16/executive-director/)