We are very proud to announce that our Chief Executive, Caroline Drummond, has been awarded the 2019 Farmers Weekly Lifetime Achievement Award for sustainable farming, celebrating her achievements and contribution to sustainability and corporate leadership.
Caroline’s impact has been huge, according to former LEAF chairman Stephen Fell, who recalls her huge efforts to “cajole and influence” people into accepting and promoting sustainable agriculture, mainly through the mechanism of integrated farm management.
“Caroline is a great communicator and has a huge list of contacts across government, retailers, researchers, NGOs and, of course, farmers, all of who respect her views and forthright discussions,” says Mr Fell.
“She is always good fun to be with, challenging and someone who likes being challenged. Farming has a huge amount to thank her for.”
Darren Moorcroft, chief executive of the Woodland Trust, commented “Caroline has been relentless in her pursuit of bringing greater sustainability to our food and farming systems, and passionate in her pursuit to increase the understanding of farming among the public, as well as farming’s understanding of the public.
In being at the helm of an organisation that has opened farms across the country, helped numerous farmers speak out and demonstrate what they are doing on their farms, she has been committed to seeing the contribution of farming to the environment recognised.
“A force of nature as well as a force for nature, Caroline is a great ambassador for linking the environment and farming. This award is richly deserved.”
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