Executive Committee

Representing our membership, the LWG Executive Committee is the governing body of the Leather Working Group. Members of the Executive Committee are elected by members within their sector. At present, the EC includes nine member companies, including four brands, four audited leather manufacturers, and one supplier. 

The LWG Executive Committee determines the strategy and focus areas of the group, offering insight from all sectors of membership. They are advised by the LWG Sub-Groups:

  • LWG Technical Sub-Group (TSG)
  • LWG Tannery of the Future Sub-Group (TOTF)
  • LWG Traceability Working Group (TRWG)
  • LWG Trader Working Group (TWG)
  • LWG Supplier Sub-Group (SSG)
  • LWG Animal Welfare Group (AWG)

The LWG Office is responsible for running the group on a day-to-day basis and implementing the EC's strategy and vision.


Members of the LWG Executive Committee
Company Representative Elected
Leather Manufacturers
ECCO Leather B.V. Thomas Gregor September 2021
Gruppo Mastrotto Renata Sartori April 2022
Industrias del Curtido (INCUSA) Silvino Navarro September 2020
PrimeAsia Leather Co. Ian Scher (Chair) September 2019
adidas Erika Benz September 2020
LVMH Hugues Pichon April 2016 & 2020
Tempe Inditex Jose Nacher April 2020
VF Corporation Jon Hopper September 2017 & 2021
TFL Ledertechnik GmbH Dietrich Tegtmeyer April 2021


Scope of the LWG Executive Committee


The LWG Executive Committee exists to decide the development direction of the group. The group holds monthly conference calls and will meet twice per year for formal discussions on the following topics:

  1. Project strategies, progress and review of agreed milestones
  2. Review of Executive Committee structure, appointment and rotation
  3. Review of budgets and projected spend
  4. Annual review and sign off of accounts


To be eligible to join the LWG Executive Committee, a company must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Companies must have been a Member of LWG for a minimum for 3 years
  • A representative from the company must have attended at least 3 of the previous 5 LWG Member Meetings/Webinars (not including training webinars)

EC Members are elected to a 48-month term (4 years) and may re-nominate themselves for a second term. After two consecutive terms, the EC Member is required to step down and cannot re-nominate themselves for at least 12 months. 


  • Decisions on the structure and any key elements of the protocol will be passed by vote.
  • Each EC Member has one vote.
  • Quorum for decision-making purposes is considered to be: 2 x Leather Manufacturers, 2 x Brands, and 1 x other EC Member (a total of five votes)


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