2017
Nuffield International Triennial
Conference and Field Tours
3rd June - 15th June

SPEAKERS

Professor Michael Winter OBE

Professor of Land Economy and Society, University of Exeter

Professor of Land Economy and Society at the University of Exeter, Michael has 40 years’ experience as an academic specialising in agro-food issues with considerable experience of policy and stakeholder engagement. In 2016, he was appointed to deliver the 2018 Nuffield Farming Lecture entitled "How does the UK farmer deliver to the UK food culture of 2030?"

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Professor Susan Jebb OBE

Professor of Diet and Population Health, Oxford University

Professor of Diet and Health at the University of Oxford, Susan is a nutrition scientist whose research interests are focused on how what we eat affects the risk of gaining weight or becoming obese, and the interventions that might be effective to help people lose weight or reduce the risk of obesity-related diseases.

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Caroline Drummond MBE

LEAF

Caroline has been running the farming and environmental charity LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) since it started in 1991. Her work at LEAF focuses on encouraging more sustainable farming practices and building a better public trust and understanding of farming, food and the environment - values that she is personally extremely passionate about.

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Dr Tina Barsby

CEO National Institute of Agricultural Botany

Tina is a plant geneticist well-known for her scientific achievements and significant experience in the agricultural crop sector. CEO of NIAB since 2008, her strong leadership skills and supportive staff have enabled Tina to position NIAB to where it is today; an internationally recognised and innovative organisation.

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Jane Bennett

Australian Nuffield Scholar

Jane Bennett is Managing Director and CEO of ASX-listed company, TasFoods Ltd. Headquartered in Launceston, TasFoods is a growing branded food business marketing premium Tasmanian food products under The Tasmanian Food Company master brand.

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Duncan Farrington

Farrington’s Mellow Yellow

Duncan has been on a 20-year journey, being the first farmer to grow cold-pressed and bottled rapeseed oil in Britain. He has led the debate on rapeseed oil for health and cooking, and combines this with a considerable interest in soil health.

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Matt Swain

UK Nuffield Scholar

Matt originally qualified as a Chartered Accountant working in farming. Following a Nuffield Scholarship in the study of ‘Managing Change’, he moved to specialise in the ‘soft’ side of business consultancy and has worked behind the scenes with many change programmes.

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Professor Charles Spence

Oxford University

Professor of Experimental Psychology at Oxford University, Charles is quietly influencing what we eat and drink through his studies into how the senses interact to form our perception of flavour; the sensory perception of food.

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Guy Smith

Vice President of the NFU and Nuffield Scholar

Guy farms a mixed and diversified family farm in north-east Essex. He served for eight years on NFU Council as the Essex delegate. Other NFU positions include four years as a member of the Governance Board and six years as chair of the NFU Communications Group.

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Russ Carrington

Pasture-Fed Livestock Association and Pasture For Life

From a farming background in Herefordshire, Russ has been instrumental in setting up the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association to extol the wide-ranging health and environmental benefits of producing meat from animals exclusively fed on grazed and conserved pasture through the organisation’s Pasture for Life certification mark.

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Duncan Williamson

WWF-UK

Duncan works as the Food Policy Manger for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-UK). He has been in post for over seven years and oversees WWF UK’s food work. Duncan developed the on-going ‘Livewell’ project which demonstrates that a healthy diet can be sustainable.

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David Northcroft

Nuffield Arden Scholar and Waitrose Category Varietal Development Manager

Category Varietal Development Manager and Technical Manager for Berries at leading retailer, Waitrose, David works across all areas of Fresh Produce. He has a BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences and MSc in Crop Protection from the University of Bristol and the University of Bath, with his MSc research conducted at Rothamsted Research.

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Matthew Naylor

Nuffield Scholar and MD Naylor Flowers

Naylor Flowers Ltd is a Lincolnshire-based company which grows over 40 million stems of British flowers for supermarkets. The business also produces pre-pack potatoes which are marketed through the Nene Potatoes cooperative.

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