External Advisory Board
Global Director, Sustainability, Environment & Human Rights, Reckitt Benckiser (RB)
David is responsible for RB's work on environmental and social sustainability around the world, working with farmers, communities and manufacturers across an international supply alongside RB’s global supply chain and brand teams. His work stems from a personal goal to develop inclusive growth at scale through the organsations and partnerships he is part of.
Dr Adrian Ely
Deputy Director and Head of Impact and Engagement, STEPS Centre, University of Sussex
Adrian's research expertise spans sustainable agriculture, biotechnology, food security and innovation for sustainability. His areas of interest include environmental impacts of genetically modified crops, frameworks for biotechnology regulation, risk and uncertainty in policy making around new technologies and innovation for sustainable development.
Head of Value Chain Sustainability, Nestlé UK&I:
Andrew leads Nestlé’s environmental sustainability strategy across its businesses in the UK and Ireland. He has worked for Nestle UK&I for over 20 years, primarily in operational and engineering roles. Andrew is both a chartered engineer (IET) and chartered environmentalist (IEMA) and is focussed on bringing together the engineering expertise, operational experience and environmental insights of the organisation alongside collaborative partnerships with academia and key delivery partners to develop and implement robust and effective sustainability programmes.
Professor Rosie Hails
Director of Nature and Science, National Trust
Rosie's key research interests are trade-offs between provisioning and other ecosystem services from agricultural land, valuation of ecosystem services and risk assessment of genetically modified plants and viruses.
Dr Henry King
Director, Sustainability, Science and Technology at Unilever
Henry's current areas of responsibilities include the integration of life cycle based thinking within the company as part of Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan and leading on climate change issues. He leads the company’s activities in environmental impact assessment, including research on greenhouse gas emissions associated with land use and water footprinting.
Dr Åsa Persson
Deputy Director and Research Director at Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Stockholm
Åsa oversees SEI’s research strategy globally and has led multiple research and policy advisory projects. Her research interest is global environmental governance, including issues like climate change adaptation, the UN's sustainable development goals, planetary boundaries, geopolitics and sustainable consumption.
Dr Oliver Price
Global Manager Product Stewardship, Reckitt Benckiser
Oliver works to develop and embed responsible innovation processes across Reckitt Benckiser businesses. He has a keen interest in the development and translation of new environmental science insights (e.g. plastics, ingredient transparency and management of restricted substances) into policy and decision making to help steer industry uptake of safe and sustainable products for use in commerce.
Dr Jason Snape
Principal Environmental Scientist and Associate Director for Safety, Health and Environmental Research, AstraZeneca
In addition to holding an Honorary Chair of the University of Warwick, Jason's specialisms include environmental fate, biodegradation testing, environmental persistence, environmental risk assessment, antimicrobial resistance, pharmaceuticals in the environment, genomics and ecopharmacovigilance.
Professor Lindsay C Stringer
Professor in Environment and Development at the Sustainability Research Institute, University of Leeds
Lindsay’s research is on human-environment interactions, focussing largely on sustainable land management and climate change adaptation in Africa and Asia. She also researches the relationships between science, policy and environmental governance, with a view to identifying practical and policy mechanisms that can advance sustainable development.