Conrad Young Sustainable business pioneer
Led 2degreesnetwork’s supplier collaboration programs for Tesco and Asda-Walmart. Consultant to Sedex founding team, drinks industry association the Portman Group, World Bank & others. Previously board member Asia-based International Green Purchasing Network and advisor to Goldman Sachs-funded GSVC. Development lead, Assoc for Organics Recycling.
Rory McCann Commercial Associate and food industry veteran
Rory has over 20 years’ experience working with the world’s leading food and drink corporations. Most recently, as Sales Director UK & Ireland, Rory led Kerry Group’s development and sales to some of the top dairy, snack, meat and chilled food manufacturers. His speciality is helping deliver both hard cost savings and impeccable green credentials through smart food waste and energy management.
Iain Roebuck Consultant
Former Supply Chain Development Director at Danone. Responsible for demand planning, development of sourcing for dairy and other ingredients and distribution across global markets, winning the 2012 Supply Chain Excellence Award for Danone. Iain is also an executive coach, drawing on his experience of leading teams and global programs, including Integrated Business Management and Global Sales & Operations Planning.
Geoff Sinclair Prolific and creative deal maker
Established Standard Bank’s climate and carbon finance business from scratch, developing it into one of the most respected banks in the market. Focus on complex transactions in emerging markets. Non-Executive Director, CO2Sense CIC; Executive Committee Member, International Emissions Trading Association. Previously responsible for agri policy at New Zealand Treasury.
Renee Cheung Emerging markets business developer & investment consultant
Former private equity professional with Latin America a core geographic focus. Expertise in sustainable and regenerative agriculture, fisheries, forestry, water and other natural capital investments. Invested seed and growth equity in private companies in Europe, US and Asia including co-investments along buyout firms for RIT, a £2bn publicly-traded investment trust chaired by Lord (Jacob) Rothschild.
Dr Boris Battistini Corporate venture capital expert and investor
Senior Research Fellow in Entrepreneurship at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH (Zürich). Also a VC, at Metellus AG, where he specialises in early stage equity investment in technology and life sciences. Formerly, Boris was Bain & Co’s lead on Corporate Venturing and has published frequently cited research in this area and innovation management. He is also a Board Member of the Swiss Finance and Technology Association.
Rebeca Navarro Global food supply chain investment expert
Former Supply Chain Director, Unilever, reporting to Chief Supply Chain Officer and Chief Marketing Officer. Led Unilever’s global supply chain waste reduction program and relationships with FAO, WEF and others. Previously Rebeca had seven years' experience leading innovation, finance and market engagement for groups of producers of tomatoes, citrus and other products.
Sally Hughes Multi-disciplined International NGO Director
Experienced leader and manager of development programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. Currently West & Central Africa Regional Director for Human Network International. Sally has worked with public and private partners to deliver changes which have a tangible impact on national indicators in a previous role at Marie Stopes International.
Jon Dobinson Leading digital and creative strategist
CEO of the international award-winning agency, Other Creative, building the success of many organisations through creative marketing and brand building expertise. Clients, ranging from food to non-profit sectors and beyond, including Unilever, Godiva Chocolate and Greenpeace. Previously Jon was Secretary General of the International Society of Human Rights in the UK.