Associate Director, Sustainable Nutrition
Forum for the Future
Lesley Mitchell is Forum for the Future’s associate director for Sustainable Nutrition. She leads Forum’s global work on food, with an expert team covering innovative topics including the future of protein, sustainable animal feed and regenerative agriculture.
After earning a biological sciences Ph.D. at Oxford University, Lesley’s career has focused on working with NGOs to enable transformative change on sustainable food and farming across the food industry and international policy sectors, from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation to international animal welfare NGOs and with meat and dairy farmers in Latin America, China and Europe. She has helped shape UN policy recommendations on livestock, animal welfare and food security, and worked with major multi-stakeholder processes including the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef and Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock.