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'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
David Kennedy
Government Co-Chair
Director General
DEFRA
Stefano Agostini
CEO
Nestlé UK & Ireland
Judith Batchelar
Director of Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability and Public Affairs
Sainsbury's
Minette Batters
President
National Farmers' Union
James Bielby
Chief Executive
Federation of Wholesale Distributors
Andrew Clappen
Group Corporate Services
Director
Morrisons Plc
Joe Clarke
National Officer
Unite
Gavin Darby
Chairman
The Felix Project
Lord Deben
Chairman
Sancroft
John Farrand
Managing Director
Guild of Fine Food
Graham Hutcheon 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: 14 Jul 2021