Governance

BBFAW is governed by an independent secretariat, which is responsible for providing a programme executive director and other resources necessary to coordinate the development of the Benchmark, to conduct the annual company research and evaluations, and to manage the accompanying dialogue with companies and other stakeholders.

The BBFAW programme has been developed with the support, technical expertise and funding of leading animal welfare organisations, Compassion in World Farming and World Animal Protection since its inception in 2012. In 2014, Coller Capital joined the programme as an additional partner.

BBFAW is governed by an independent secretariat, which is responsible for providing a programme executive director and other resources necessary to coordinate the development of the Benchmark, to conduct the annual company research and evaluations, and to manage the accompanying dialogue with companies and other stakeholders.

The development of the Benchmark is overseen by a Technical Working Group (TWG) comprising technical experts, researchers and food business managers, and expert advisors on investor engagement and corporate responsibility.

The members of the TWG for the 2015 benchmarking process were:

  • Nicky Amos, Executive Director, BBFAW and advisor on corporate responsibility;
  • Jemima Jewell, Head of Food Business and TWG co-ordinator, Compassion in World Farming;
  • Dr Tracey Jones, Director of Food Business, Compassion in World Farming;
  • Martin Cooke, International Head of Corporate Engagement, World Animal Protection;
  • Audrey Mealia, Corporate Engagement Manager, World Animal Protection;
  • Dr Rory Sullivan, independent advisor and expert of investor engagement;
  • Rosie Wardle, Coller Capital/Jeremy Coller Foundation.