Prof. Guy Poppy
Professor Guy Poppy, Chief Scientific Adviser, Food Standards Agency
Professor Guy Poppy took up his post as Chief Scientific Adviser at the Food Standards Agency in August 2014.
His previous career highlights include:
- Professor of Ecology at the University of Southampton
Director of Multidisciplinary Research at the University of Southampton.
- Member of the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) panel assessing the quality of agriculture, food and veterinary science in the UK.
Nicky Amos, Executive Director of the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW)
Nicky Amos is a recognized corporate responsibility professional with extensive experience in managing and directing corporate responsibility strategies in global organisations. Nicky advises multinational companies and leading non-governmental organisations on the development and implementation of sustainable development strategies and measurement frameworks, materiality assessments, stakeholder dialogue and disclosure practices.
Nicky is Executive Director of the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) – an internationally acclaimed investor tool that ranks global food companies on their farm animal welfare management and disclosure – and she is co-author of 'The Business of Farm Animal Welfare' (Greenleaf Publishing, July 2017).
Dawn Howard, Chief Executive, NOAH
Dawn brings to NOAH substantial experience from across the agri-food sector, both within the UK and Europe. This includes heading up the European body for commercial farm animal breeding organisations, EFFAB, and representing UK agricultural interests in Brussels at the British Agriculture Bureau.
Dawn originally qualified as a Botanist at Nottingham University and spent a number of years working in Defra's Plant Health Inspectorate before moving to work on Plant Health policy, the Pesticides Safety Directorate and finally Animal Health and Welfare policy in Westminster.
Steven McLean, Head of Agriculture & Fisheries, Marks & Spencer
Steve became Head of Agriculture & Fisheries at M&S in 2012, and has overall responsibility for agricultural and fisheries supply chain sourcing and supply chain sustainability across the M&S Food business, as well as technical accountability for the whole M&S Food Group's raw material sourcing. He previously worked as Agriculture Manager and has worked extensively with the M&S supply base around the world on the M&S 'Farming for the Future' Sustainable Agricultural Production Programme.
Prof. Peter Borriello
Prof. Mark Fielder
Dr Tim Nuttall
Professor Peter Borriello, Chief Executive of the Veterinary Medicines Directorate, Defra
Professor Borriello has UK responsibility for AMR surveillance of animals and for animal antibiotic use. He sits on the European Heads of Medicines Agencies Management Group, and chairs their task-force on antimicrobial resistance. He has UK responsibility for AMR surveillance of animals and for animal antibiotic use, sits on the Government High Level Steering Group for the national AMR strategy, and is a member of the Hong Kong Government Committee on AMR.
Professor Mark Fielder, Professor of Medical Microbiology, Kingston University
Professor Fielder acts as an advisor for the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Institute (Veterinary antimicrobial susceptibility testing), sits on the Parliamentary and Scientific committee and is President of the Society for Applied Microbiology. His research team is multidisciplinary, working on rapid detection systems for infectious disease diagnosis, overcoming antimicrobial resistance in clinical and veterinary settings and looking at antibiotic overspill into wild raptors.
Dr Tim Nuttall, University of Edinburgh Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
Dr Nuttall is an RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology at the University of Edinburgh Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, with particular interests in atopic dermatitis and antimicrobial resistance. He lectures throughout the world, on topics including approaches to infection control and antimicrobial stewardship as well as antibiotic use guidelines. In 2014 he received the BSAVA Woodrow Award for outstanding contributions to veterinary medicine.
Richard Griffiths, CEO, British Poultry Council (BPC)
Richard is Chief Executive of the British Poultry Council. He is responsible for raising the profile of the UK poultry meat sector, and has led on issues including welfare, campylobacter, antibiotics, meat inspection and avian influenza.
Christine Middlemiss, UK Chief Veterinary Officer
Christine Middlemiss is the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer.
She was appointed on 1 March 2018 having been working as the CVO in New South Wales, Australia since July 2016 where she led major improvements to biosecurity across many farming sectors. This work included implementation of new outcome focused, risk based biosecurity legislation; online animal certification processes; improving evidence and risk based disease control approaches.
Prior to moving to Australia, Christine led Defra’s Animal Traceability and Public Health policy team, and also previously surveillance including detection and response to new and emerging diseases such as Schmallenberg and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea. She is an experienced veterinarian.
Before joining the UK government services in 2008, Christine worked in private practice with specific interest in research, meat processing and livestock genetics for a number of years in Scotland and the north of England prior to joining the Animal Health Agency (now part of Animal and Plant Health Agency) as a Divisional Veterinary Manager in Scotland.
Christine comes from a farming family in the Borders of Scotland, with a background in beef cattle and sheep.