About

FoodWise Leeds is a city-wide campaign initiated by Leeds Food Partnership which aims to unify, promote and celebrate the people, projects, organisations and businesses that deliver good food work across Leeds.

Management Group:

Name (Organisation)Role and Responsibility
Sat Mann (Lean Lunch)Chair (Board member)
Lead on Food Business Engagement
Kevin McKay (Food Revival / Rethink Food)Vice Chair (Board member)
Food Revival CIC and Rethink Food.
Professor Les Firbank (University of Leeds)(Board member) Lead on Environment, Sustainability and Agriculture
Andrew Critchett (Ground Up)Ex Chair
Food Business Engagement
Sonja Woodcock* (SFC Coordinator)Admin / Secretariat. Facilitates development, sets and agrees goals and actions, monitors delivery against agreed goals and actions
Emma Strachan (LCC Public Health)Lead on Health and Wellbeing (link to LCC Adult and Health Directorate)
Karen Hampshire (LCC Catering Leeds)Lead on Catering
Adam Ogilvie (Feeds Leeds and Meanwood Valley Urban Farm)Lead on Food Growing
Dave Paterson (Leeds Food Aid Network)Lead on Food Poverty
Tom Bliss (Leeds Beckett and Feed Leeds)Comms and Productive Green Spaces
Gareth Batty (Fareshare Yorkshire)Support and provide solutions re food insecurity. Representing network of 70+ Leeds groups using food. Bringing national learning & solutions to local issues.
Siobhan Jennings (LCC Health and Wellbeing Service)Lead on food and healthy eating in schools (including food policy), shares relevant information with schools.
Professor Caroline Orfila (University of Leeds Lead on Food Science