Rathbone Greenbank Investor Day 2017

The hidden costs of sugar.

How can we manage the risks to our health and wealth?

Our 20th annual Investor Day will focus on the increasingly important issue of diet and public health, and the associated risks and opportunities facing the food and drink industry, and society as a whole.

Date:     Thursday 18 May 2017

Time:     Registration from 9.30am
                Event starts at 10.30am
                Event closes at 2.30pm

Venue:  Institution of Engineering and Technology
                2 Savoy Place
                London WC2R 0BL

The timetable for the day is as follows:

9.30-10.30            Registration and refreshments
10.30-10.40         Welcome and introduction
10.40-11.00         Professor Graham MacGregor, Chairman of Action on Sugar and Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
11.00-11.20         Claire Hughes, Head of Nutrition & Science, Marks and Spencer Plc
11.20 - 11.50       Refreshment break
11.50-12.10         Dr Alison Tedstone, Deputy Director for Diet & Obesity and Chief Nutritionist, Public Health England 
12.10-12.30         Kate Elliot, Senior Ethical Researcher, Rathbone Greenbank Investments
12.30-1.15            Panel Q&A, moderated by Matt Crossman, Engagement Manager, Rathbone Greenbank Investments
1.15-2.30               Lunch
2.30                          Finish

Register to attend Investor Day 2017.


Professor Graham MacGregor
Chairman, Action on Sugar
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
MA, MB B Chir, FRCP, FAHA, FMedSci
MB B Chir, University of Cambridge 

Professor MacGregor trained as a nephrologist but became interested in blood pressure control mechanisms, particularly where salt causes raised blood pressure.

In 1996 he set up Consensus Action on Salt and Health to try to encourage the food industry to use less salt, thereby reducing the population’s salt intake. This resulted in a successful salt reduction programme being implemented and the UK now leads the world in salt reduction.

He later set up Action on Sugar which aims to reduce added sugar in processed foods in the same way as has been done with salt.

Claire Hughes
Head of nutrition & science
Marks and Spencer Plc

Claire has an MSc in Human Nutrition & Metabolism from the University of Aberdeen. She joined M&S in 2005 as Company Nutritionist and heads up the science led nutrition and health strategy for M&S. Claire sits on the IGD Nutrition Strategy Steering Group, BBSRC DRINC Steering Group and BBSRC Biosciences for Industry Panel.

Dr Alison Tedstone
Deputy Director for Diet & Obesity and Chief Nutritionist 
Public Health England

Alison is Deputy Director with responsibility for diet, nutrition and obesity in the Health and Wellbeing Directorate of Public Health England. Her team’s work areas include the National Diet and Nutrition Survey, nutrient composition of foods, scientific advice on nutrition (including the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition), messaging on nutrition, dietary improvement and a programme of work to tackle the nation’s obesity problem. The programme includes work with industry and NGO's to take 20% of sugar out of every day foods by 2020. Alison is also PHE's Chief Nutritionist. 

Alison transferred with other nutrition colleagues from the Department of Health in 2013 and before that from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in 2010. Before joining the FSA, in 2001, Alison was an academic at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Alison completed postdoctoral research in Oxford and is a registered public health nutritionist.

Kate Elliot
Senior Ethical Researcher, Rathbone Greenbank Investments

Kate Elliot joined Rathbone Greenbank in 2007 and is responsible for assessing the social and environmental performance of companies and monitoring emerging ethical themes. She has a Masters in Philosophy and Mathematics from Bristol University and subsequently completed a postgraduate qualification in Environmental Management, covering aspects of law, economics and corporate practices linked to social and environmental risks and opportunities. Kate has also served on the Admissions Panel of the Social Stock Exchange since 2014, helping to assess and identify companies delivering social or environmental impact.