This episode was originally broadcast as a live webinar on 8 September 2020
Arthur Potts Dawson – Chef and Sustainable Food Innovator. Arthur is Executive Chef at Omved Gardens, and a UN World Food Programme Advocacy Chef, who looks at the importance of ethical and human food connections. As a teacher, entrepreneur, business founder and environmentalist, he loves being disruptively creative within the food industry; he makes old food styles new again with an approach that revisits a gentler, less aggressive way to produce, serve and eat food. Much of his thinking is how we can minimise the impact that food business have on the planet, what the future of food is, and where restaurants need to improve their customers’ negative consumption habits on the planet.
On the panel:
Baroness Rosie Boycott – Chair of Feeding Britain, Chair of Veg Power, Board Member of The Food Foundation. Rosie was the co-founder of Spare Rib magazine and Virago press. She edited Esquire magazine, the Independent on Sunday, the Independent and the daily express. Prior to becoming a crossbench peer she ran the London food board for 10 years.
Arif Husain – Chief Economist and Director of Research, Assessments and Monitoring at the United Nations World Food Programme. His work focuses on analysing food security and welfare conditions in developing countries to inform humanitarian responses. Arif has also worked for the World Bank and taught at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. He has a PhD in agricultural and applied economics from the University of Minnesota.
Tim Smith – Chair of the UK’s Trade and Agriculture Commission. For over three decades Tim had leading roles as CEO with manufacturers in the food sector including Northern Foods, Sara Lee, Express Dairies and Arla. In 2008, Tim became Chief Executive of the Food Standards Agency (FSA). From 2012 until 2017, Tim was Group Quality Director at Tesco. He has served as a Non-Executive Director at Cranswick plc for two years and since May 2019 has been a Non-Executive Director at Pret A Manager. He sits on the Boards of the University of Leeds and Farm Africa.