Dibb is expected to join the Food Ethics Council in January

Dibb is expected to join the Food Ethics Council in January

The Food Ethics Council has today (30 November) appointed Sue Dibb as executive director.

Dibb will replace Dr Tom MacMillan, who announced his intention to leave the company in September to become director of innovation at the Soil Association. MacMillan served as executive director since 2003.

Sue Dibb executive director of the Food Ethics Council

Dibb is expected to join the Food Ethics Council in January and will be responsible for the Council's overall work programme, including its Business Forum.

She has most recently headed up the Sustainable Development Commission’s Enabling Sustainable Lives team advising government on sustainable food and farming policy. Prior to this, she worked for the National Consumer Council and the Food Commission.

Dibb is also chair of the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership, which aims to make healthy and sustainable food readily available, the company said. 

Helen Browning, Food Ethics Council chair said: "We are delighted with her appointment and very much look forward to working with her to help shape a sustainable and just food system,"

"Rising food prices and tightened budgets are putting pressure all along the supply chain, from producers to retailers and consumers. The Food Ethics Council plays an important role in ensuring that the food system works for fairness and justice, not just the financial bottom line," Dibb said.