Cathryn is Head of Food Policy at Co-operative Food, leading its work on ethical food and food policy issues. Cathryn and her team are responsible for defining strategy and implementation plans on key public policy, legal and customer issues for the business. On a day to day basis she deals with issues as diverse as ethical trade, fair trade labelling, health and wellbeing, sustainable sourcing, the environmental impacts of products, recycling, food waste, animal welfare and climate change. She has experience of developing customer-facing awareness campaigns and community initiatives.
She is passionate about understanding what issues citizens care about and supporting better understanding and awareness of food related issues. Previous experience includes dealing with technical and scientific issues and developing sourcing, ethical and retail product standards. She has extensive experience of engaging with Government and NGOs. She won the ‘Sustainability Leader of the Year’ category at the 2020 edie Sustainability Leaders Awards. Cathryn is a member of the Food Ethics Council.