Co-founder of the Shift

Anne-Cécile Turner

Anne-Cécile is an award-winning sustainability expert. Experienced in driving positive change through international platforms, her work is supported by her impressive qualifications and training from The Tavistock Institute, Harvard’s Executive Leadership Program and WWF.

With more than twenty years of experience on a global scale in marketing, sponsorship and management, she has worked with some of the world’s biggest names including NGOs, media outlets, sporting events and international brands. She created Blueshift an agency specialised in sustainability consultancy in 2009. In 2011 Anne-Cécile joined the Race for Water Foundation as director. The Foundation’s core aim was to identify, implement and promote solutions for a new social circular economy around plastic waste, in doing so preserving water and our oceans.

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, optimise its sustainability potential and use the power of the race to create positive change on to our oceans health. Since 2019 she is pursuing the innovative sustainability programme developed on the Volvo Ocean Race, now called The Ocean Race. She has created a platform for change, engaging world leaders, Academia, Institutions, private sector, scientists and philanthropists to accelerate ocean health restoration.

She is currently Co-Founder of The SHIFT a global sustainability agency leader in creating positive solutions for businesses, NGO’s, world events organisers. The SHIFT experts support organisations in designing and implementing positive transformation for planet and people.

Since August 2022, she is the campaign director of Sails of Change, a foundation dedicated to the protection and regeneration of biodiversity through sport and art. Its activities work towards the goal to fully or highly protect 30% of the global ocean and land by 2030.