Food futures: the specialists

Here’s a bit about each of the specialists taking part in the discussion this evening.

Mark Rogers

(@MKMRogers) is Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council. He chaired our first Annual Meeting last November when the Food Standard Agency CEO, Catherine Brown was our guest speaker.

John Crawford

Associate Director of Science, Rothamsted Research  He’s a top-notch scientist, a theoretical physicist by background, recruited to Rothamsted in 2013. Rothamsted is a major partner of the new Agrimetrics Centre with Reading University.

Anju Dhir

An Environmental Health Officer at Birmingham City Council. She’s had considerable experience of the food sector in the city from a safety, assurance and integrity perspective.

Andrea Graham

Head of Policy at the National Farmers Union
She’s a former scientist, with a PhD in Agricultural Botany from Reading. Her work puts her into contact with farms and agriculture across the UK. She’s also heavily involved in the NFU’s advice to Defra since the referendum.

Jon Miller

Partner and leader of the UK Regional Food & Agri Practice at insurance broker JLT Specialty (@JLTGroup). JLT Specialty is a global organisation. Jon set up their UK Food & Agri Pracice a few years ago, and now heads it up. He has therefore considerable knowledge about the food sector, from farming to large corporations.

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