Chair – Geoff Tansey
Geoff is a Trustee of the Food Ethics Council and Joseph Rowntree Visionary for a Just and Peaceful World. Geoff is a widely published and well renowned freelance writer and consultant on food and agriculture.
Niall is National Coordinator of Church Action on Poverty. He previously co-founded the Debt on our Doorstep network for fair finance in 1999 and in 2000 he chaired the UK Coalition Against Poverty’s Commission on Poverty, Participation and Power.
Tara initiated and runs the Food Climate Research Network. The network is based at the Environmental Change Institute and focuses on the contribution that the food system makes to greenhouse gas emissions and solutions for reducing emissions.
Diana is Assistant General Secretary of Unite, where she oversees the union’s work representing food and agriculture workers in food farming, food manufacturing and in food retail. Prior to this Diana was national organiser for women, race and equalities at TGWU.
Andrew is a food and sustainability consultant. He was previously Director of Sustainability and Competitiveness at the Food and Drink Federation following a civil service career in the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and its predecessor MAFF.
Dr John Middleton
John is Vice President of the UK’s Faculty of Public Health. Prior to this he was Director for Public Health in Sandwell for more than 27 years and is an Honorary Reader in Public Health at Birmingham University.
Jeanette is co-founder of the Food for Life Partnership, working on food culture in UK schools. Prior to this Jeanette was a school dinner lady for over twenty years. In 2003, Jeanette won The Observer Food Award for ‘Person who has done the most for the food and drink industry’.