chief executive, LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming)
Caroline Drummond has been running LEAF, the farming and environmental charity, since it started in 1991. She graduated in agriculture and has broad practical agricultural experience from across the globe. Her work focuses on encouraging more sustainable farming practices and building a better public trust and understanding of farming, food, health and the environment – values that she is personally extremely passionate about. She is actively involved in many industry partnerships and initiatives.
In 2009 Caroline was awarded the MBE, she has an Honorary Doctorate from Harper Adams University, a Nuffield Scholarship and was awarded Honorary Fellowship for the Society of the Environment. In 2017 she was awarded the IAgrE Award For Outstanding Contribution to the Landbased Sector and the Farmers Guardian Outstanding Contribution to Agriculture. In 2018 she was awarded the RASE National Agriculture Award and an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Agricultural University.
Caroline is actively involved with the British Nutrition Foundation, North Wyke, the Agri-tech initiative – CHAP, the IAgrM, and the Science Museum.
Caroline is married to a dairy farmer and they have a daughter. Follow Caroline on Twitter: @LEAFChief / @LEAF_Farming
Sunday 14 October, 17:30 Frobisher Auditorium 2
Humanity and nature… it’s complicated