Baroness Rosie Boycott is a journalist and publisher. She has edited national newspapers and in 2008 was appointed as the chairman of London Food Board to advise the Mayor of London to help improve Londoners’ access to healthy, locally produced and affordable food. This role evolved in 2016 when Rosie was asked to lead the development of a new London Food Strategy which was to help the food system to work better to meet the needs of everyone who lives and works in London. She chairs Veg Power and is a trustee for Food Foundation and Feeding Britain and also is a trustee of The Hay Festival.
She writes regularly and speaks all over the world about the role of cities in the food chain and the importance of food in improving health.
Since becoming a member of the House of Lords in 2018, she continues to speak about the importance of food in tackling childhood obesity, improving health and putting an end to hunger.