• Nihad Alfulaij
    Finance assistant

    Nihad joined Sustain in March 2009 as finance assistant. After finishing her degree in Latin American studies she went on to work in the charity sector. Her career in charity finance developed whilst working in Mencap’s fundraising department for four years. She then

  • Katherine Button Project officer
    Better Hospital Food

    Katherine coordinates the Campaign for Better Hospital Food. She has a Social and Political Studies BA from the University of Sheffield, a Magazine Journalism MA from City University and a CIPR Advanced Certificate in PR. Katherine believes passionately in the links between

  • Malcolm Clark Project officer
    Children's Food Campaign

    Malcolm is co-ordinator of the Children’s Food Campaign. He has a Masters in British Parliamentary Politics and is an alumni of the British Council's Interaction Leadership programme. He has spent the past decade working for, and running, a number of campaign

  • Kath Dalmeny

    Kath is Coordinator of Sustain. Her background is as a food campaigner and consultant to organisations such as the Food Commission, National Consumer Council, National Federation of Women’s Institutes, Food Climate Research Network and the London Development Agency.

  • Gloria Davies-Coates Project officer
    Children's Health Fund

    Gloria is the Children's Health Fund Manager at Sustain. Gloria has over a decade experience in child and youth led programmes having run schemes for The Princes Trust, Kids First Trust & The Winchester Project. Most recently she worked with ex-deputy

  • Maria Deveraux Project officer
    Growing Health

    With a background in marketing and PR, Maria is and always has been passionate about sustainable food. As project officer for Growing Health, Maria is looking at how community food growing can be routinely used by the health and social care services as a way of promoting

  • Gavin Dupee
    IT & design manager

    Gavin manages Sustain's online and print presence, and develops technologies to help engage with Sustain audience. Additionally he develops web applications and print media for a number of charities, research groups, companies and private individuals, and has

  • Catherine Fookes Organic food
    Organic Sector Development

    Catherine is the Organic Trade Board’s Campaign Manager for the Organic Naturally Different consumer campaign whose finances are managed by Sustain. Her career started at an advertising agency, then she campaigned at ActionAid and the Soil Association before joining

  • Clare Gilbert Project officer
    Capital Growth

    Clare works on the Urban Food Fortnight project, set up in 2012 to support London’s food growing enterprises (Capital Growth), and which has since expanded to encompass many different forms of food production in London. She is currently studying for her Masters in the

  • Maddie Guerlain Project officer
    Capital Growth

    Maddie works on Capital Growth, helping manage and develop our network of over 2,400 urban food growing projects. She has a Masters in Health, Community and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she focused on social action,

  • Charlotte Jarman Project officer
    Children's Health Fund

    Charlotte works on the Children’s Health Fund. Her role is to persuade restaurants to implement a sugary drinks levy in order to raise awareness of the health problems caused by the over-consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks, whilst also raising money for healthy

  • Becky Joynt
    Design and online comms

    Becky joined Sustain in March 2009.  She helps develop the Sustain website and designs materials for print, including our Jellied Eel and True Loaf magazines.  Becky has worked in the environmental charity sector since 2002, initally on the Good Beach Guide for

  • Gillian Morgan Project officer

    Gillian is supporting Sustainable Food Cities engage in the plan making process to ensure that community food growing has been taken into account in their local plans.   As well as being a planner who has specialised in the strategic planning and

  • Sofia Parente Project officer
    London Food Link

    Sofia coordinates the Good Food for London report which shines a light on what London boroughs are doing in terms of good food initiatives as well as the Cage Free Capital campaign which encourages London Boroughs and visitor attractions to source cage free eggs. Her

  • Ben Reynolds
    Deputy Co-ordinator

    Ben has been working at Sustain since 2004, and as Acting Coordinator (2014 – 2015) developed Sustain’s first overarching strategy. Recently, Ben has worked with Jamie Oliver’s team to get the government to adopt a sugary drinks tax, and set up of the

  • Julie Riehl Project officer
    Capital Growth

    Julie is a project officer for Ethical Eats, a network of London restaurants and caterers who are interested in improving the sustainability and ethics of their food. She focuses on reducing food waste among restaurants and caterers, as part of the transnational GreenCook

  • Lindy Sharpe
    Digest editor

    Lindy Sharpe is a writer and researcher on food policy. She worked on Sustain’s Food Poverty Project 20 years ago, and has now returned to edit Digest, the online news bulletin. In between, she continued her career as a journalist, worked as a staff researcher at the

  • Simon Shaw Project officer
    Food Poverty

    Simon leads Sustain’s work on food poverty at national, regional and local levels. This work focuses on highlighting and encouraging sustainable responses to food poverty,  particularly where they address the root causes of food poverty. Prior to working at

  • Quoc-anh Tran
    Finance manager

    Following graduation with a degree in Accounting and Business Information Technology, Quoc-anh joined Sustain in February 2002. Quoc-anh is continuing his professional development by working towards becoming a full member of the Association of Chartered Certified

  • Ruth Westcott Project officer
    Sustainable Fish Cities

    Ruth co-ordinates Sustainable Fish City, a campaign which encourages businesses to adopt a fully sustainable fish policy, and thereby help transform the way the world's oceans are fished. The campaign began in London, inspired by the Food Vision of the London 2012

  • Sarah Williams
    Programme Director

    Sarah is Programme Director for Sustain having joined in in 2009, as part of the Capital Growth team who successfully supported 2,012 new community food growing spaces in London. Sarah has developed new areas of work at Sustain including the national Big Dig programme and

  • Chris Young Project officer
    Real Bread Campaign

    Chris Young has coordinated the Real Bread Campaign since March 2009. His work involves running the Campaign’s international supporter network, devising and running initiatives including Sourdough September, Real Bread Week, the Honest Crust Act campaign, as well as



Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming

Sustain advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, promote equity and enrich society and culture.