Sue Pritchard

Sue is Director of The RSA Food, Farming & Countryside Commission, a two-year independent inquiry set up to help shape a more sustainable future for food and farming, rural communities and the environment, as the UK negotiates a new relationship with the European Union. Reporting in July 2019, the Commission is chaired by Sir Ian Cheshire, with 14 Commissioners bringing their expertise and experience to its work, covering farming futures, land use, food, farming and the public’s health, the future of work, regenerating rural communities and economies. It helped launch the Eat/Lancet Commission report in UK and is working with researchers, farmers, businesses and policy makers to craft a way forward. Sue’s work for the last twenty years, as a researcher, writer and consultant, has focused on leading change in complex systems for more sustainable futures. Her interest in how the international community can respond to big global challenges was first fostered as a student at UWC Atlantic College. Sue and her husband Tim run an organic, permaculture farm in Wales, also home to their charity, Silver Birch Foundation, which offers a different, eco-systems-based approach to education and development for deprived and disaffected young people.