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Meet the Dig for Good team

Judith BatchelarJudith Batchelar – Judith is the Director of Sainsbury’s Brand and a Farm Africa trustee. Having worked in the food industry for 30 years, it has constantly concerned her that whilst some of us have more than enough to eat, others don't. This is why Judith supports the work Farm Africa does, as it provides sustainable long-term solutions to this issue.

Teresa WickhamTeresa Wickham – Teresa is currently Chief Executive of TWA Communications, the strategic business communication consultancy. She thinks this is a great opportunity to assist women in Africa who are trying to do something for their familes. It is a great cause and she believes we need more of these initiatives to help feed the world and give independence to these communities.

Susie McIntyreSusie McIntyre – Susie is Managing Director at Kettle Produce Ltd. As one of the UK's leading suppliers of fresh, quality produce, she embraces everyday challenges in her working environment. Susie enjoys the outdoors and competitive sport. However as a first-time visitor to Kenya, she is well aware that the upcoming challenge is of a different magnitude.

Jacqui Sheldon

Jacqui Sheldon – Jacqui is a director at Cosine UK, a field marketing agency. Its clients include Sainsbury's, Wrigley and L'Oreal. She's a keen swimmer, skier and gets to the gym whenever she can. Born in Thailand, she loves travelling, exploring different cultures and is excited about the upcoming challenge in Kenya. Jacqui has two teenage children and lives in Buckinghamshire.

Gillian KynochGillian Kynoch – As Director of Development and Innovation for Albert Bartlett, Gillian loves potatoes so digging and mud should come naturally! Being into bright ideas she is hoping to work out how to avoid the stingy biting things lurking by the water edge.


Helen SissonHelen Sisson – As Group Technical Director of Greencore Group, Helen is responsible for technical functions. She joined the Hazlewoods Foods business as Technical Manager in 1990 and was appointed Technical Director after the acquisition by Greencore in 2002. Helen has a smallholding in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, with a whole host of animals including alpacas, sheep and chickens.

Ann SavageAnn Savage – Ann is Group Technical Director at Bakkavör Group and has a passion for good food. She believes that in today's world, sustainability is important and no one should suffer from hunger. This is why Ann is committed to the Dig for Good challenge, it provides the people of Africa with an opportunity to have a future for the long-term.


Rachel Griffiths

Rachel Griffiths – Rachel studied agriculture and has been involved in with food ever since, now working as Commercial Manager at Anglo Beef Processors. With all this experience Rachel is passionate about the industry. Working with local women in Kenya is her opportunity to give something back and also leave a legacy that everyone can be proud to have achieved.

Sarah NollethSarah Nolleth – Sarah is the Director of The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S), which works with businesses and investors to help drive a sustainable economy. Sarah is on secondment to A4S from Deloitte’s sustainability services team. 


Rosie BoycottRosie Boycott – Rosie is chairman of the London Food Board and working in the food world she knows first hand how important farming is in the lives of communities. She also knows that it is women who hold communities and families together, so she is thrilled to be able to do something to support African women.

Debbie KeebleDebbie Keeble
 – Debbie is a farmer/sausage maker and strong advocate for the British pig industry. She has also won the prestigious accolade of Woman in Farming Award. They have just launched Heck, a new brand for the premier sausage category.


Lorraine HendleLorraine Hendle – With a career in business media and more than 12 years at The Grocer, the food and drink industry keeps Lorraine on her toes. She finds it a privilege to have the opportunity to work with women in Kenya to deliver a lasting legacy and to share the news about the difference Farm Africa makes. Lorraine hopes that what she may lack in height, she'll make up in enthusiastic digging!

Rachel HackettRachel Hackett
 – Rachel is Chief Scientist in IGD's Industry Programmes team and a lot of her work is focused on food security. She feels this challenge is a great opportunity to help provide a community in Kenya with a sustainable food supply. She is also looking forward to learning more about life in that part of the world.

Janet McCollumJanet McCollum Janet has over 20 years' experience in the food industry, including Coca-Cola and Schweppes. She joined Moy Park in 1993 and was appointed to the Executive Board as Group Finance Director in 1999. She played a key role in the comprehensive reorganisation and restructuring of the Moy Park business. Janet is married with three children, and her interests include sport and travel.

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