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
NFU
Ian Wright
Industry Co-Chair
Director General
Food and Drink Federation
David Kennedy
Government Co-Chair
DEFRA
Judith Batchelar
Director
Sainsbury's
Minette Batters
President
NFU
Gavin Darby
CEO
Premier Foods
Lord Deben
Chairman
Sancroft

Leendert den Hollander
VP & GM Great Britain
Coca-Cola

Graham Hutcheon
Managing Director
Edrington

Sir Peter Kendall
Chairman
AHDB
Andy Richardson
Head of Corporate Affairs
Food and Drink Wales Industry Board
 
Cassandra Stavrou
Founder
Propercorn
George Weston
CEO
ABF
Nick Whelan
Group Chief Executive
Dale Farm

Last reviewed: 28 May 2020