Rathbone Greenbank Investor Day 2022

Food for thought: building a healthier food system
15 June 2022, 1.00pm – 2.30pm (live streaming)

Our 25th Annual Investor Day will explore the state of health and nutrition in the UK, the role that the food and drinks industry plays in shaping public health, and how investors can help create positive change.

You can either live stream the event on Wednesday 15 June from 1.00pm - 2.30pm or watch the presentations 'on demand' at a later date.

The event will be chaired by Baroness Rosie Boycott, Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords.

If you would like to find out more about this event, please contact catherine.naughton@rathbones.com.

For every attendee at the live stream event, Greenbank will make a donation to the food distribution charity FareShare South West, a local branch of the nationwide food charity who work to fight hunger through tackling food waste. The Rathbones Foundation launched a 3-year partnership with the charity in 2021 to support various programmes, including the development of an Employability Programme, based at their new South Bristol warehouse in Knowle West.


Baroness Rosie Boycott
Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords

Rosie Boycott is a Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords. For ten years she was Chair of The London Food Board, responsible to the Mayor of London for food policy in the City. She is a well-known food activist with particular interest in food poverty, health, environment and agricultural sustainability. She is a trustee of the Food Foundation and Feeding Britain and Chair of Veg Power.

She was the founder of the feminist magazine Spare Rib and the editor-in-chief of three national newspapers: The Independent on Sunday, The Independent and The Daily Express.


Baroness Rosie Boycott


Professor Corinna Hawkes
Director of the Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London 

Professor Hawkes is Director of the Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London, UK.  She has worked for over 20 years with UN agencies, governments, universities and NGOs at the city, national and international level to support the design of more effective action throughout the food system to improve diets and prevent malnutrition, obesity and non-communicable diseases. She is currently a Distinguished Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health and Chair of the Board of Bite Back 2030.

Between 2015-18 Corinna was Co-Chair of the Global Nutrition Report. She was a member of the EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems (2016-19), Co-Chair of the Global Future Council on Agriculture and Food Security of the World Economic Forum (2016-18) and Vice Chair of London’s Child Obesity Taskforce (2018-2022). She blogs at www.thebetterfoodjourney.com.


Professor Corinna Hawkes


Judith Batchelar OBE
Director - Food Matters International

Judith has worked in the food and drink industry for over 35 years starting her life in manufacturing before moving into retail at Marks and Spencer. From 2004 to 2021 she worked for Sainsbury’s as Director of Sainsbury’s Brand. 

She is a Biochemist, nutritionist, has an Honorary Doctorate in Agriculture from Harper Adams University, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST), and the Royal Society of Arts and Manufactures (RSA).  From 2013 to 2018 she was Chair of the Government's AgriTech Council, and now sits on both the Food and Drink Sector, and Natural Environment Research Councils. Judith is Deputy Chair of the Environment Agency, Chair of the Rugby Players Association and is a Trustee of The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Accounting for Sustainability and The Matt Hampson Foundation. Her Non Executive appointments are at Dae.mn and Monaghan Mushrooms, Judith is also an ambassador for the Woodland Trust and a member of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) European Council for Global Conservation.

She was awarded an OBE in 2015 for services to Farming and the Food Industry, and is a Commissioner on the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission. 


Judith Batchelar OBE



Henry Dimbleby
Author of the National Food Strategy, an independent review for government

Henry Dimbleby was given the role of lead non-executive board member of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in March 2018. In June 2019 the Environment Secretary appointed Henry to lead the National Food Strategy, which he published in July 2021.

Henry co-founded the Leon restaurant chain (2004). He was a co-founder of the Sustainable Restaurant Association (2009), the charity Chefs in Schools (2018) and co-authored The School Food Plan (2013) which set out actions to transform what children eat in schools and how they learn about food. 

Henry previously worked as a Strategy Consultant at Bain & Company (1995-2002) where he advised businesses on strategy, performance improvement and organisational design. Before that he worked as a journalist on The Daily Telegraph and a chef at the Michelin-starred Four Seasons Inn on the Park.

Henry Dimbleby


Sophie Lawrence
Stewardship and Engagement Lead, Rathbone Greenbank Investments

Sophie joined Rathbone Greenbank in January 2020. She is responsible for managing engagement activities on various ESG issues including biodiversity and nutrition, assessing the social and environmental performance of companies and conducting ESG and impact reporting for clients. She started her career at Barclays Bank in 2013 and most recently spent three years at KKS Advisors, a strategy consultancy in London where she led a team specialising in sustainable and impact investment.

She holds an MSc from Imperial College London in Environmental Technology and a BSc in Geographical Sciences from the University of Bristol.



Sophie Lawrence