A purpose and values driven consultant who aims to transform food systems so they are sustainable, healthy, equitable and fair.
I bring together expert teams of trusted associates to deliver projects, policy and practice which can drive action for a sustainable food systems. Tasting the Future was established in 2018 by me, its Founder and Director, Mark Driscoll. I have over 25 years experience of working on sustainable food and agricultural systems, working with a wide range of organisations at a local, national and international level. This includes leading a diverse range of innovative sustainable food projects and programmes for a range of organisations, including WWF-UK and Forum for the Future. I champion the concept of ‘sustainable nutrition‘ and manage a number of innovative, collaborative initiatives which catalyze action and innovation.
I work on a wide range of projects including a number international food systems collaborative projects, organisational strategy development (delivering on the ambitions outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals for example), policy research work/briefings, food trends analysis, facilitation, project management and media work. Please see my full range of services here. I have extensive experience and in depth knowledge of a wide variety of sustainable food system issues including, but not limited to, sustainable diets, sustainable nutrition, technology, sustainable value networks, proteins, plant-based eating, food waste and regenerative agriculture. My own vision for a sustainable food system can be found here
Now in my third year of operation, I will be donating 5% of income received (2020/2021) to two charities – The Trussell Trust and Farm Africa.
Tasting the Future works with a network of other associates, ensuring we draw together teams that meet our clients needs. These includes experts in health, nutrition, agriculture, policy and those experienced in systems innovation and facilitation.