Executive team

Our executive team set the strategic direction for the Global Food and Environment Institute (GFEI):

Support team

 The GFEI support team manage the Institute’s operations:

  • Dr Sarah Dennis, Institute Manager
  • Victoria Samir, Institute Support and Communications Officer
  • Penny Andrews, Administrator and PA to Professor Steve Banwart
  • Dr Sian Evans, Research and Innovation Development Manager

External Advisory Board 

  • Sue Davies, Head of Consumer Protection and Food Policy, Which?
  • Richard Heathcote, Independent Food Industry Consultant, R&J Sustainability Consulting Ltd
  • Emma Hennessey, Deputy Head of US, Canada and Caribbean Department, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
  • James Hopwood, UK Agriculture Manager, Nomad Foods / Birds Eye UK 
  • Jemma Hynes, CEO & Technical Director, FoodSync 
  • Sithembile (Thembi) Mwamakamba, Programmes Manager, the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) climate smart agriculture policy research and advocacy projects

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