• Katherine Button Campaign Coordinator
    Save Our Antibiotics

    Katherine is one of the team that runs the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics. 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

  • Janelle Conn Project support officer
    Capital Growth

    Janelle joined the Capital Growth team in 2017, and works mainly on the London Grows buddy scheme, Big Dig and networking events helping connect community gardens and urban growers across London. For the last five years, Janelle has also been working as a grower on several

  • Sam Cowan Southwark Good Food Project Officer
    London Food Link

    Sam is working to further embed the good food agenda in Southwark, with an emphasis on tackling food poverty, promoting SUGAR SMART and bringing water fountains to the borough. Sam has been part of the public health team at Southwark Council, leading on creating

  • Barbara Crowther Campaign Coordinator
    Children's Food Campaign

    Barbara joined Sustain in 2018 and manages the Children’s Food Campaign, which champions children’s rights, parent power and government action to improve the food environment children grow up in. This includes campaigning for tighter regulations of junk food

  • Kath Dalmeny
    Chief Executive

    Kath is Chief Executive of Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming, since 2016 leading the alliance's response to Brexit and its profound implications for healthy and sustainable food, farming and fishing and developing the Campaign for a Better Food Britain.

  • Gloria Davies-Coates Project Coordinator
    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

  • Orla Delargy Brexit Press and Communications Coordinator

    Orla leads the communications for Sustain’s Brexit campaign. She is working hard to promote the opportunities and threats for food, farming and fishing as we exit the EU so we all have decent food to eat at the end of the process. She has over 15 years’

  • Maria Deveraux Project Coordinator
    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
    Head of Digital & Design

    Gavin manages Sustain's online and print presence, and develops technologies to help engage with Sustain’s audiences. Gavin has 20 years of experience developing web solutions predominantly for the charity sector. A comprehensive knowledge of PHP, Javascript and

  • Maddie Guerlain Project Coordinator
    Food Power

    Maddie coordinates the annual Good Food for London report and the national Food Power network, which supports local food poverty alliances across the UK. She previously managed Capital Growth at Sustain from 2015-2017. She has a Masters in Health, Community and Development

  • Vicki Hird Campaign Coordinator
    Food and Farming Policy

    Vicki Hird is an award winning author, expert, strategist and senior manager who has been working on environment, food and farming issues for over 25 years. As part- time Sustainable Farm Campaign Coordinator at Sustain, Vicki manages the farm policy and related campaigning

  • Tilly Jarvis Project Coordinator
    Food co-ops

    Tilly coordinates the Food Co-op project at Sustain, building on previous work to create the largest network of community food co-ops and food buying groups across the UK; her main focus is working in partnership with the National Union of Students to train and mentor

  • Becky Joynt
    Design & Online Communications

    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

  • Abbi Kent
    Children’s Health Fund and Finance Administrator

    Abbi has also assumed maternity cover for the role of Children’s Health Fund Administrator, which entails managing grant applications, project relations and queries. Abbi joined the team in April to assist Quoc the Head of Finance with all things finance and admin.

  • Gillian Morgan Planning Lead
    Planning Food Cities

    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 management of greenspace

  • Lailah Nesbitt-Ahmed Campaign Coordinator
    Food Poverty

    Lailah coordinates Sustain’s London Food Poverty Campaign which highlights and encourages sustainable responses to food poverty, particularly where they address the root causes of food poverty.  In addition to working at Sustain, Lailah is the Policy and

  • Sofia Parente Campaigns Coordinator
    Sustainable Food Cities

    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 Chief Executive

    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

  • Imogen Richmond-Bishop Right to Food Coordinator
    Food Poverty

    Imogen joined Sustain at the end of 2017 as the coordinator for the new Right to Food project. The Right to Food Project is a collaboration between Sustain, Just Fair, Nourish Scotland, and the Institute of Health and Society of the University of Newcastle. Sustain’s

  • Simon Shaw Programme Coordinator
    Food Power

    Simon coordinates Food Power, a four-year programme supporting food poverty alliances to tackle food poverty in their areas. The programme focuses on highlighting and encouraging sustainable responses to food poverty, particularly where they address the root causes of food

  • Julie Smith Gardening and Training Coordinator
    Capital Growth

    Julie is the Garden and Training Coordinator for Capital Growth, London's food growing network. She manages the Capital Growth show garden in Regent’s Park, whose purpose is to inspire people to grow food and to demonstrate organic growing practices. She also runs

  • Chris Speirs Project Coordinator
    Capital Growth

    Chris coordinates Capital Growth, London’s Food Growing Network of over 2,700 community food growing spaces. He joined Sustain in September 2017, following previous roles with The Conservation Volunteers (TCV), developing Green Gyms across the UK, and a career in IT

  • Quoc-anh Tran
    Head of Finance

    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

  • Emma Weatherill
    News editor

    Emma Weatherill is an award winning journalist who specialises in food and farming news. Before working as the News Editor for Sustain she spent 10 years as a broadcast journalist at the BBC. She began her career on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour before going on to

  • Ruth Westcott Campaign Coordinator
    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 Campaign Coordinator
    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, Together We Rise (therapeutic/social

  • Vera Zakharov Campaigns Officer
    Sustainable Food Cities

    Vera joined the team in 2017 and works on Sustainable Food Cities supporting cities with their Sugar Smart campaigns. She has previously coordinated the Love Food Hate Waste campaign at the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership, which included a very successful Feeding the



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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.