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 programme is supported by the BBFAW’s founding partners, Compassion in World Farming and World Animal Protection, who provide technical expertise, guidance, funding and practical resources. 

BBFAW is governed by an independent secretariat provided by Chronos Sustainability, 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 are currently:

  • Nicky Amos, Executive Director, BBFAW and Co-Founder and Director, Chronos Sustainability;
  • Martin Cooke, International Head of Corporate Engagement, World Animal Protection;
  • Dr Sarah Ison, Global Farm Animal Advisor, World Animal Protection;
  • Dr Tracey Jones, Director of Food Business, Compassion in World Farming;
  • Dr Rory Sullivan, Expert Advisor, BBFAW and Co-Founder and Director, Chronos Sustainability;
  • Louise Valducci Head of Food Business (EU programme), Compassion in World Farming