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Steering Committee elected for the Regenerative Agriculture Programme

31st January 2022

SAI Platform is pleased to announce that a Steering Committee has now been elected to provide advice and guidance on the development of its Regenerative Agriculture Programme. This governance body will enable agility and ensure that swift progress is made while maintaining accountability and member-leadership.

Elected democratically by the 32 founding members of SAI Platform’s Regenerative Agriculture Programme, the successful individuals bring a wealth of experience that will assist the programme in achieving its goals, objectives and desired outcomes.

Responsible for reviewing and approving budget, timelines, milestones and deliverables, the newly elected Steering Committee consists of: Margaret Henry (Director Sustainable Agriculture at PepsiCo), Pascal Chapot (Group Head of Sustainable Agriculture Development at Nestlé), Martina Henry (Global Head of Regenerative Agriculture at Diageo), Giulia Stellari (Director Sustainable Sourcing, Digital and Carbon Solutions at Unilever), Iver Drabaek (Head of Sustainability at Nordzucker AG), Anna-Karin Modin Edman (Senior Sustainability Manager at ArlaFoods), Roberto Vega (Global Head Value Chain at Syngenta), Sarah Lockwood (Global Milk and Farming Sustainability Manager at Danone) and Rebecca Thomson (Project Management at Kepak).

The strong representation of this Steering Committee clearly demonstrates SAI Platform member’s considerable drive, ambition and commitment to advance and scale regenerative outcomes on farms around the world. The diversity and broad set of knowledge and experience of this Steering Committee will ensure SAI Platform’s work in this space is reliable, credible and scalable across all supply chains

Nick Betts, Regenerative Agriculture Director, SAI Platform

The Regenerative Agriculture programme is SAI Platform’s first overarching initiative between the crops, beef and dairy sectors. To ensure full transparency and integration with existing activities and industry solutions, the Steering Committee offers a balanced representation of each sector and each industry segment (farmer-facing, processor/manufacturing, consumer-facing). This is imperative for building credibility, promoting cross sector collaboration and securing buy-in from the industry as a whole.

The Steering Committee’s first meeting will take place on 17th February when a Chair will be elected by consensus. The Chair will assist SAI Platform’s Regenerative Agriculture Director, Nick Betts, in leading the development and deployment of the Regenerative Agriculture Programme and its global network of regenerative hubs. These hubs will be used to test regenerative agricultural practices, build industry knowledge and demonstrate how value chains can collaborate to increase the regenerative capacity of farms.

For more information on SAI Platform’s Regenerative Agriculture Programme, please contact Nick Betts at nbetts@saiplatform.org.