Anna Taylor

Anna Taylor


Anna joined The Food Foundation as its first Executive Director at the beginning of June 2015 after five years at the Department for International Development. At DFID, Anna led the policy team on nutrition and supported the delivery of the UK’s global commitments to tackle undernutrition. Before joining DFID, Anna worked for a number of international organisations including Save the Children and UNICEF and has been at the forefront of international leadership on nutrition for several years, supporting programmes in a wide range of contexts in Africa and South Asia. Anna has also worked for the UK Department of Health. In 2014 Anna was awarded an OBE for her work to address the global burden of undernutrition. She did a MSc in Human Nutrition at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1994. In May 2017 Anna became a member of the London Food Board to advise the Mayor of London and the GLA on the food matters that affect Londoners. She is a Board member for Veg Power and an advisor to the International Food Policy Research Institute. She served as Chief Independent Adviser to Henry Dimbleby for the development of the National Food Strategy published in 2021.

Let’s Talk Food: Listening to Citizens, Business & Farmers

Seminar Tent

Citizens say they support farmers and want food business and government to act. So how do we accelerate change? This session will be a relaxed and inclusive conversation about transforming the UK food system for the better. Drawing on the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission’s groundbreaking Food Conversation project, we will hear from citizens about […]