Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has appointed former US ambassador James F Moriarty as country director. Moriarty was the executive director of Alliance, prior to this assignment. He will now lead strategic oversight and outreach activities with key stakeholders in Bangladesh’s government, garment industry, and non governmental and non profit organizations.
Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety is a platform of 28 North American retailers and brands. With safety inspections completed in all Alliance factories, 1.2 million workers trained in fire safety at least once, and 50 per cent of factory repairs now complete, there has been significant progress in Alliance activities in Bangladesh.
As country director, Moriarty will spend more time in Bangladesh working with the Alliance’s partners to support Bangladesh’s efforts to improve garment factories after the Alliance comes to a close in 2018. Moriarty comes aboard as managing director Rabin Mesbah transitions to lead the building and fire safety division of Elevate, the management firm responsible for designing, managing and executing all Alliance remediation and training efforts in Bangladesh.
Moriarty looks forward to having even more active engagement with key stakeholders to help Alliance achieve its shared vision of a safer readymade garment industry for Bangladeshi workers.