14 April 2023
Permanent replacement appointed following death of founder.
LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) has appointed David Webster as its new Chief Executive.
He will take up the position in September, taking over from interim CEO and Chair of the Board of Trustees, Philip Wynn, who has been overseeing the organisation following the death of founder Caroline Drummond MBE, in May last year.
David joins LEAF from the UK Grocery Division of Associated British Foods (ABF) where he is currently Director of Sustainability and External Affairs.
David said: "LEAF is at the forefront of the global transition towards more regenerative farming systems, providing assurance to producers and inspiration to people of all ages, particularly younger generations, about the fundamental importance of sustainable agriculture. I feel a great sense of humility at being asked to build on the enormous legacy of Caroline Drummond MBE, who I knew well as a tireless campaigner both for the farming community, and for environmental considerations sitting at the very heart of best-practice farm management.”