Food and Drink Sector Council Members

The Food and Drink Sector Council is a partnership between the UK Government and the food and drink industry, from field to fork.

Members of the council are senior industry leaders with wide experience from across the entire food chain, covering farming, manufacturing, retail, hospitality and logistics, as well as senior civil servants from the sponsor government department, DEFRA.

Council meetings are co-chaired by industry and government.

The Council is currently looking for new members across all sub-sectors of the food chain. To learn more about eligibility to join the Council and to register your interest, please download the Expression of Interest form, which you can complete and return to info@fdsc.org.uk. Applications for the FDSC will be under rolling review.

The council's members are listed below.

Terry Jones
Industry Co-Chair
Director General
National Farmers' Union
Ian Wright
Industry Co-Chair
Director General
Food and Drink Federation
Victoria Prentis MP
Government Co-Chair
Minister of State
DEFRA
Stefano Agostini
CEO
Nestlé UK & Ireland
Minette Batters
President
National Farmers' Union
James Bielby
Chief Executive
Federation of Wholesale Distributors
Sarah Bradbury
Group Quality Director
Tesco
Joe Clarke
National Officer
Unite
Lord Deben
Chairman
Sancroft
John Farrand
Managing Director
Guild of Fine Food
Kate Nicholls
CEO
UKHospitality
Andrew Opie
Food and Sustainability Policy Director
British Retail Consortium
Andy Richardson
Chair
Food and Drink Wales Industry Board
Nicholas Saphir
Chairman
Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
Cassandra Stavrou
Founder
Propercorn
George Weston
CEO
Associated British Food
Nick Whelan
Group Chief Executive
Dale Farm

Last reviewed: 18 Jul 2022