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Dan manages our overall work programme, including our Business Forum. Dan has worked on food sustainability issues for over a decade, leading projects on a host of food and farming issues, from sustainable diets to farm animal welfare, and from the role of carbon labelling to household food insecurity.
Dan holds, or has held, a number of senior advisory roles. He chaired the Sustainable Food Supply Chains Commission and was appointed as one of WWF’s ten LiveWell Leaders in Europe. He was co-chair of one of three consumption working groups of Defra’s Green Food Project and was formerly on Defra’s Green Claims Steering Group. He was on the expert advisory group for the Government Office for Science-Which?’s ‘Public dialogue on food security challenges and solutions’ project. He is currently 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 (including his wife’s!).