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LEAF’s talented, multilingual, and diverse staff, with backgrounds in agriculture, education, corporate governance, assurance, communications and business, work in partnership with farmers, the food industry, scientists, and educators to meet our shared vision of a more sustainable and regenerative global farming and food system.

Executive Leadership Team:

David Webster

David Web­ster

Chief Exec­u­tive

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Steve Jones

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.

Carl Edwards

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.

Clare Mike

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.

IFM:

Dan Steven­son

Hav­ing a degree in Vet­eri­nary Sci­ence and work­ing as a farm ani­mal vet for near­ly 20 years I appre­ci­ate the chal­lenges faced by farm­ers at the sharp end of the indus­try and how farm­ing can pro­vide so many answers to today’s chal­lenges. My MSc in rumi­nant nutri­tion broad­ened my view and I’m excit­ed to be part of LEAF in sup­port­ing sus­tain­able food pro­duc­tion to the ben­e­fit of everyone.

Dawn Tev­er­son

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.

Ronan Mulcahy

Ronan Mulc­ahy

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Megan What­ty

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.

Chloe Mal­oney

Tech­ni­cal Officer

Eleanor Marks

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.

Olivia McDonagh

Olivia McDon­agh

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Daisy Wood

Daisy Wood

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LEAF Marque:

Phil Sken­tel­bery

With over 15 years in food & farm­ing cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in the organ­ic sec­tor, I joined the LEAF Mar­que team to work close­ly with the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion bod­ies who inspect and award cer­tifi­cates to farms; sup­port­ing and over­see­ing them deliv­er the robust, con­sis­tent, and high-qual­i­ty ser­vice which is vital to our farm­ers and stake­hold­ers. LEAF Mar­que brings togeth­er my pas­sion for sus­tain­ably pro­duced, good qual­i­ty food and the impor­tance of giv­ing con­sumers reas­sur­ance that their food is pro­duced in respon­si­ble way.

Angela Demetriou

Angela Demetri­ou

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Abbey Hol­man

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.

Rebec­ca Davis

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!

Har­ri­ette Miller

I hold a BA in Health and Social Pol­i­cy and an MSc in Food Secu­ri­ty from the Uni­ver­si­ty of War­wick. Work­ing at LEAF enables me to con­tribute to projects that sup­port the vital tran­si­tion to sus­tain­able food and farm­ing systems.

Mol­lie Burns

Pas­sion­ate about mak­ing a pos­i­tive change, I decid­ed to pur­sue a BSc in Geog­ra­phy fol­lowed by an MSc in Agron­o­my. Immers­ing myself in the dynam­ic envi­ron­ment at LEAF, I’ve had the priv­i­lege of col­lab­o­rat­ing with kin­dred spir­its who share a com­mon aspi­ra­tion for a more sus­tain­able and eco-con­scious future

Hope Chapman

Hope Chap­man

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Leo­ca­dia Muzah

I am a hold­er of a Bsc in Agri­cul­ture and Nat­ur­al Resources degree as well as an MBA. I have vast expe­ri­ence in work­ing with farm­ing com­mu­ni­ties, sup­port­ing them to farm sus­tain­ably and form bet­ter organ­ised pro­duc­er groups. Join­ing LEAF is excit­ing for me because it is an oppor­tu­ni­ty to ampli­fy my voice as an envi­ron­ment enthu­si­ast, work­ing along­side like-mind­ed colleagues.

Education & Public Engagement:

Annabel Shack­le­ton

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!

Philip Adams

Work­ing for LEAF Edu­ca­tion gives me the oppor­tu­ni­ty to com­bine my expe­ri­ence of 10 years work­ing in the edu­ca­tion sec­tor with my pas­sion for farm­ing and the coun­try­side. As an Assis­tant Head­teacher, I restruc­tured the whole school cur­ricu­lum to enable stu­dents to reach their full poten­tial regard­less of the bar­ri­ers they may face. With LEAF, I can help schools to nav­i­gate the pres­sures of the Nation­al Cur­ricu­lum whilst ensur­ing their stu­dents acquire a bal­anced and informed insight into food pro­duc­tion, farm­ing, the nat­ur­al envi­ron­ment, sus­tain­abil­i­ty, and cli­mate change.

Tabitha Sal­is­bury

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.

Jus­tine Hunt

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.

Jes­si­ca Madge

I grew up on an organ­ic dairy farm in the South­west of Eng­land and stud­ied agri­cul­ture at uni­ver­si­ty. It has encour­aged inter­est in regen­er­a­tive agri­cul­ture, farm edu­ca­tion pro­grammes and agroe­col­o­gy projects. Work­ing at LEAF has brought these inter­ests to light, and using these inter­ests in edu­cat­ing the future gen­er­a­tion about farm­ing and food pro­duc­tion. Sus­tain­abil­i­ty is a lead­ing fac­tor which is chang­ing the world, and with LEAF I can encour­age the next gen­er­a­tion to make con­scious choic­es when it comes to farm­ing and food.

Lisa Dunne

Lisa Dunne

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Faye Edwards

Faye Edwards

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Bob­bie Harvey

Bob­bie Harvey

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Jo Hatton

Jo Hat­ton

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Eliz­a­beth Lake

Eliz­a­beth Lake

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Katy Pallas

Katy Pal­las

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Fiona Rust

Fiona Rust

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Sam Wyman

Sam Wyman

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Business Development:

Sheri­da Walker

I stud­ied Busi­ness & Equine Stud­ies at Car­marthen Tech­ni­cal and Agri­cul­tur­al Col­lege and have enjoyed a var­ied career path as a Groom, Exec­u­tive Assis­tant and work­ing for FWAG sup­ply­ing Mem­ber­ship Ser­vices. I care deeply about the coun­try­side and the land­scape our farm­ers have cre­at­ed and work hard to man­age, deliv­er­ing a wide range of envi­ron­men­tal and rur­al com­mu­ni­ty ben­e­fits, and work­ing for LEAF gives me a bet­ter appre­ci­a­tion of work involved in sus­tain­able and regen­er­a­tive farming.

Cal­lum Bennett

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 gives me great oppor­tu­ni­ties to prac­ti­cal­ly apply this!

Will Sibly

Hav­ing com­plet­ed an MSc in Food Secu­ri­ty at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Glas­gow, 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.

Pilar Pampin

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.

Marketing & Communications:

Jus­tine Hards

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.

Ellie Knight

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.

Matthew Bradley

Media and film grad­u­ate with mul­ti­ple years with­in mar­ket­ing. Enjoy hik­ing and view­ing the coun­try­side in all its beau­ty. Sup­port­ing LEAF in the deliv­ery of a more cli­mate pos­i­tive, sus­tain­able future.

Lucy Han­do

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.

Operations:

Tere­sa Andrews

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.

Kuljit Sumal

Kuljit Sumal

Finance Offi­cer

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Jim Blumire

Jim Blu­mire

Book­keep­er

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