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Dan leads the team at the Food Ethics Council and is responsible for strategy and fundraising, plus management of the overall work programme. Dan has worked on food sustainability issues for over 15 years, leading work on a range of issues, from our relationship with meat to tackling household food insecurity to power dynamics in the food system.
Dan holds, or has held, a number of senior advisory roles. Dan is a member of Defra’s Consumer Stakeholder Consultative Group and N8 AgriFood Food Systems Policy Hub Advisory Group. Dan formerly chaired the Sustainable Food Supply Chains Commission and was appointed as one of WWF’s LiveWell Leaders in Europe. He was co-chair of one of three consumption working groups of Defra’s Green Food Project and was on the expert advisory group for the Government Office for Science-Which?’s ‘Public dialogue on food security challenges and solutions’ project. He was also on the Food Climate Research Network Advisory Board.
He formerly led Forum for the Future’s work on sustainable food, where he advised many of the world’s leading businesses and previously worked for a food manufacturing company. Dan has an MSc in Environmental Technology (specialising in Business and Sustainability) from Imperial College London and a BA (Hons) in Geography from University of Cambridge.
Outside of the world of food, Dan is a fair weather cyclist, culminating each year in a charity bike ride, cycling from London to Paris in 24 hours. He’s also a keen supporter of social enterprise.