Christopher has over 25 years experience working with European Commission and parliament, national governments, NGOs and corporate clients. He is President of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) EU Group. He is an expert in the development of sustainable food and farming systems: policies, strategies, action plans and innovative techniques for production, processing and supply chain development. He was previously Head of Research at the Organic Research Centre – Elm Farm and has degrees in biological sciences and agriculture. He is Chair of the EU Commission Civil Dialogue Group on Organic Farming and a Board Member and Trustee of Pesticide Action Network – UK. He is Director of EcoS Consultancy, established in 1997, providing research, technical and market development services for sustainable food and farming with a primary focus on organic, climate change, animal welfare and pesticide policy. Christopher is also an accomplished cook.