Head of Government and Public Affairs
Rick Darling is Head of Government and Public Affairs and oversees government relations, public affairs and supply chain sustainability on global industry and multi-stakeholder initiatives. He has been overseeing Li & Fung’s Vendor Compliance & Sustainability business unit since 2015.
Prior to his current role, Rick was President of DSG overseeing Li & Fung’s dedicated sourcing group servicing Wal-Mart globally. Before joining Li & Fung, Rick founded The Millwork Trading Co., Ltd, a joint venture with Li & Fung that became a wholly-owned subsidiary from 1999 to 2014.
Rick is a Board member of the American Apparel & Footwear Association and K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of Parsons, The New School for Design. Rick is a representative of Li & Fung on the Center for Retailing Excellence Executive Board of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, the Board of Advisors of the Cornell University ILR School New Conservation Project, as well as the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety and The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.