LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) is the leading organisation delivering more sustainable food and farming. We work with farmers, the food industry, scientists and consumers, to inspire and enable sustainable farming that is prosperous, enriches the environment and engages local communities.
I have been running LEAF since the beginning, 30 years ago. I am passionate about working with the Board, our team, members and farmers in delivering positive change on farm. The environment and farming go hand in hand and LEAF’s focus remains true to its core values and ambitions in transforming farming and food systems. As LEAF grows I still love how our work provides the catalyst for discussion, adaption, experimentation and change.
Wife, Mum and Granny! From a farming background with a passion for sustainability, nature, and wildlife. A keen gardener who loves to cook and eat home grown produce. I enjoy working for LEAF as it allows me to work with a likeminded team.
I grew up in rural Lincolnshire and have always been passionate about the countryside and farming. I recently graduated from my master’s degree which further developed my skills and interest in agriculture. LEAF give me great opportunities to practically apply this!
I am a media and film graduate with previous experience in marketing. I enjoy working for LEAF because I work with a fantastic team, supporting the organisation for a more positive and sustainable future.
I hold both a BSc in Geography and an MSc in Sustainable Crop Production. Despite not coming from a farming background, I have always had a desire to make positive changes to the agricultural industry. Working at LEAF has given me the opportunity to be amongst likeminded individuals who also have a passion for creating a more sustainable future.
I hold a BSc in Biotechnology from University of Nottingham and an MSc in Sustainable Crop Production from University of Warwick, and realised my ambition of joining a forward thinking, supportive community by joining LEAF in 2020. Committed to sustainability and wellbeing, my interests also include cooking, promoting positive conversations around mental health, and allotment-ing!
Coming from the education sector, I am passionate about engaging with our future generations and communicating effectively with our wider society. Through experiential learning with a fact-based approach, it gives people the opportunity to understand what our industry does to provide sustainable and nutritious food, and allows them to make informed decisions that benefit them and our planet.
Degree in Life Experience; Domestic Engineer; an extra pair of hands! Years of working on our family farm has prepared me to step in where required and has hopefully given me an understanding when speaking to my valued LEAF members.
I have a MSc in Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security and, whilst based in London, my heart’s in the country. Working with a range of stakeholders at LEAF allows me to be at the forefront of tackling today’s challenges in food and farming.
My practical experience on farms (both in the UK and New Zealand) , along with a BSc (Hons) in Agriculture, has only confirmed and driven my passion for agriculture and the environment. I am excited to be part of shaping the future of farming.
I’ve worked at LEAF since the very beginning, right from when we were a tiny seed! It’s incredible to see what a huge, global organisation we are today. I love working at LEAF for its vision and belief in a better world.
I have extensive experience in arboriculture, conservation, and woodland management and studied MSc Agroecology at Harper Adams University. Integrated livestock farming and agroforestry are amongst my passions, whilst my other interests include plant biostimulants, biochar, ecosystem services, and nutrition.
Originally from the United States, I recently completed an MSc in Agroecology, Water and Food Sovereignty here in the UK. Working with an amazing team at LEAF allows me to support critical transitions toward more sustainable food and farming systems.
I have many years of experience in a support role in various industries, including NHS, telecoms, asset finance and university. Wife and mother to 2 daughters. LEAF has a great team and I like the variety that my role brings.
With previous extensive operational experience in the public sector (Armed Forces) and in the private sector in outdoor education, I enjoy working for LEAF as it has continued to both evolve and grow, yet retains a very strong people-oriented culture.
After studying photography at university, I naturally progressed into marketing and graphic design. I love working within such a supportive team at LEAF, it allows me to be creative whilst being part of an organisation that continually strives to make a positive impact.
I have a BSc degree in Geography and a range of experience with fresh produce, from harvesting fruit and vegetables to conducting variety trials. I am delighted to be involved in LEAF’s meaningful projects, working towards a more sustainable and better-connected farming future.
I joined LEAF having spent 20 years in the food retail supply chain, so farming in its truest sense was a whole new experience for me. But I consider myself the luckiest person in the world being able to speak to farmers and growers, industry actors and consumers every day, all in the quest of a world that is producing, eating and living more sustainably.
I am an agronomist from Uruguay, with a MSc. in Agroecology and I come from a farming background. I enjoy working for LEAF as I share it’s ethos and it gives me the opportunity to grow and learn daily.
I graduated with a MSc in Sustainable Crop Production in 2017 and have since worked at LEAF in the LEAF Marque Team. LEAF’s principles align with my own, and I enjoy the challenge of working for such a dynamic organisation.
Formerly working for Natural England, and its predecessors for the past 22 years, I have extensive experience of agri-environment scheme delivery and latterly provided technical expertise to Defra on the development of the Environmental Land Management schemes. LEAF combines my passion for farming and the environment it relies on alongside my interest in knowledge exchange and engaging people in food, farming and the environment.
I grew up on a mixed farm and then studied agriculture at University. Working with LEAF is a great opportunity to be amongst a likeminded team at the forefront of sustainable farming and agricultural education, whilst engaging with passionate and enthusiastic farmers, who are keen to exchange knowledge with consumers and the next generation.
I’m passionate about sustainable farming and showcasing the amazing work farmers do, focusing on helping society to value the food we eat and take action on climate change. Wife. Mum. Love farming, food and enjoying the countryside with friends and family!
Having completed an MSc in Food Security at the University of Glasgow last year, I believe that sustainable farming brings a crucial opportunity to everyone on this earth – enhancing the natural world whilst providing one of the few universal things we all need: food.
I have worked with farmers in the UK and East Africa, in both horticulture and livestock. My particular interests are genetic resources and integrated pest management, working at LEAF provides the opportunity to combine both in a whole farm approach to sustainability.
I have previously studied a BSc in Zoology and a MSc in Food Security, and am particularly motivated by the work LEAF does in connecting research to on the ground action and facilitating knowledge transfer between farmers.