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Ruth Layton (trustee)

Technical Director, Food Animal Initiative (FAI) and Chair of the Food Ethics Council


In addition to her role at FAI, Ruth is one of the founders of Benchmark Holdings Plc. She graduated as a veterinarian from The Royal Veterinary College London and has the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Diploma in Animal Welfare Science Ethics & Law.

After gaining 17 years’ experience in veterinary practice Ruth set up RL Consulting and has subsequently built extensive experience of consultancy within the food industry. In addition she leads research programmes in sustainable food animal production across multiple species.