Gartner Expert

Anne Michelle Avolio

Sr Director Analyst

Anne Michelle Avolio is a Senior Director Analyst in the Supply Chain Talent & Sustainability team. Anne Michelle's research focus is around sustainable supply chain, circular economy and circular supply chains, and related key enabling factors like culture, change & paradigm, partnerships, engagement, etc. Upcoming research interests include ecosystem partnerships, biodiversity loss, sustainability & resilience, and systems change.

Anne Michelle helps Gartner clients to develop their supply chain sustainability and circular strategies, incorporate key enabling factors to accelerate their success, and align with business drivers and stakeholders for value and impact. Her work aims to help leaders and their organizations embrace and transition to a sustainable future and way forward.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Ms. Avolio developed and supported Sustainable Development projects in Central and South America. Previously at Gartner, Ms. Avolio held senior client-facing roles specializing in C-Level executive transition, and as a global client director of Fortune 500 companies.

Professional background


Executive Transition Specialist & Advisor


Global Client Director & Team Leader

Project IMPACT


Areas of coverage

Supply Chain Leadership

Executive Leadership: Sustainability


CPD, Sustainable Supply Chain Management, University of Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership

CPD, Business Sustainability Management, University of Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership

Masters of Public Administration, Corporate Business Sustainability focus, University of Washington

B.A., Political Science & Spanish, Pacific Lutheran University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How to develop a sustainability strategy for supply chain, and incorporate key factors for a successful program or strategy

2How to start embracing and implementing the Circular Economy in Supply Chain

3How to align to and impact key business drivers & outcomes via your sustainability or circular initiatives or program

4How to engage suppliers for sustainability

5Key factors and elements to develop ecosystem partnerships