Group Chief Executive of the Soil Association, Agri Politics, Farmer and ProducerSpeaker website
Helen has been Group Chief Executive of the Soil Association since 2011, and prior to this was External Affairs Director at the National Trust. She is a Commissioner of the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission.
Helen has had a number of roles in agri-politics over the years, including the Government’s Policy Commission on the Future of Farming and Food (‘the Curry Commission’).
Helen farms in partnership with her daughter and son in law on a 1500-acre organic farm in Wiltshire with dairy, beef, pigs, cereals, agroforestry and small scale veg/salads. Her products are sold through the Helen Browning’s Organic brand in retailers as well as through her mini hotel and restaurant/pub on the farm.
She was appointed an OBE in 1998 for her services to organic farming.