- Soil Association
- Helen Browning OBE
Helen Browning OBE
Helen has a very mixed organic farm in Wiltshire, with dairy, beef, pigs, cereals and is now also experimenting with agroforestry.
Her products are sold through the Helen Browning’s Organic brand in retailers, big and small, as well as through her mini hotel/dining pub on the farm.
Her book ‘PIG; tales from an organic farm’, written with her partner Tim Finney, tells more about the trials and tribulations of their farming and food life.
She has been Chief Executive of the Soil Association since 2011, after a long involvement with the charity in a variety of exec and non-exec roles.
Helen is a trustee of the RSPB, a Commissioner for the Food Farming and Countryside Commission and sits on the BBC’s Rural Affairs Advisory Committee. Up until recently, Helen was a member of the Food Ethics Council and sat on the National Food Strategy Advisory Panel.
Prior to rejoining the Soil Association, Helen was Director of External Affairs for the National Trust.
She 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’) and chaired the England Animal Health and Welfare Implementation Group. Helen was awarded an OBE in 1998 for her services to organic farming.