Lucy Aldrich-Smith is Policy Manager at the British Hospitality Association (BHA), which represents over 40,000 hotels, serviced apartments, clubs, restaurants, food service, attractions and leisure companies. Lucy is responsible for all UK and European food and hospitality issues, leading the BHA member food groups, as well as supporting members with practical regulatory advice and overseeing campaigns.
Andrew Opie is director of food policy at the British Retail Consortium (BRC), the trade association for retailers, whose members account for 80% of grocery sales in the UK. Andrew covers all food policy issues in the UK and Europe, from supplier relationships to food labelling and composition. He represents retailers at stakeholder meetings, recently covering issues such as the Food Matters Report, developing a food vision with Defra and working with the Scottish Government on its food strategy.
Stephen Livens joined the BBPA in 2010 and currently works within the BBPA Policy Team as a Policy Manager responsible for the activities of the Association involved in representing the interests of the members in many scientific and technical issues that affect the industry today, including asset management and supply chain movements, food and raw material quality and safety, product assurance and labelling.