The Team

 Project Leader

Duncan Catchpole

As the founder and owner of the Cambridge Organic Food Co., Duncan has more than twenty year’s experience in the sustainable food and drink sector. Duncan is a founding committee member of Cambridge Sustainable Food and has been leading CSF’s headline project of creating a Sustainable Food Hub for Cambridge since its inception. Duncan’s reputation as a pioneer and innovator of progressive, socially responsible business models has led to him speak at conferences and forums throughout the UK and Europe, notably including the ‘Harmony in Food & Farming’ conference and at the European Commission. In 2015 Duncan received the Living Wage champion award for the East of England. Duncan also founded the annual ‘Swim the Cam’ open water swimming event, originally to raise money and awareness for the Food Hub.

Project Manager

Alice Guillaume
Alice has a degree in Geography from the University of Cambridge. With a long-standing interest in sustainability, she strongly believes in the Food Hub’s holistic vision for creating a more sustainable food system and its focus on social, not just environmental and economic, sustainability. Alice was previously a Project Apprentice at the respected social kitchen project Made In Hackney.

Operations Coordinator

Lola Green
After studying Modern Languages, Culture and Society, Lola started her career as a translator in French and German before moving into Project and Operations management in the media and charity sectors. In 2015 Lola launched her own business, an online ethical children’s gift shop. An enthusiastic (if not always successful!) vegan cook, Lola is passionate about good food and its importance in the well-being of workers, communities, animals and the planet.

Directors

Good Food for All

Sam Dyer
Sam is the food partnership coordinator for Cambridge Sustainable Food, the organisation responsible for Cambridge’s bronze ‘Sustainable Food Cities’ award. With a background in sustainability and a degree in Geography, Sam has previously worked as the City Council’s Sustainability Officer and for Cambridge Cooperative Development as their development officer. She spent many years running her own vegan catering businesses, Curly Kale Cafe and Mouth Music. She has been active in various grassroots organisations and cooperatives and has often been found in many interesting and sometimes just plain odd situations!

Academic Collaborations

Vivian Hu Adams
Vivian’s educational background is in Biology and in French. She worked for 10 years as a scientific researcher before earning her Master’s degree in French and transitioning to an international commercial role.  She currently works in business development for a statistical and data sciences company that supports clinical trial sponsors.  Her interests include sustainable development and holistic health.

Procurement

Susanne Welch
After finishing her Master’s degree in Business at Stockholm University, Sweden, Susanne moved to London and worked in the financial sector as Head of Account Management, where she rolled out the first electronic trading platform to all the major investment banks. Susanne’s true passion is nutrition, sustainable farming, and good food.

Incubator Kitchens

Lina Nieto Pacheco
Lina is the founder of Gourmet Vegan, a  well-known Cambridge vegan bakery. She has successfully been running the business for several years and recently secured a contract with Trinity May Ball, one of the largest college balls. Her bakery has attained a Silver Award from Cambridge Sustainable Food. Lina’s background is in Political Science and she has an MA in Cultures & Organisational Leadership. She is also a County Councillor and active in raising the profile of the Green Agenda. Lina is very keen on promoting a sustainable way of life, focusing on health and the environment.

Education

Kenny Mackay
Kenny grew up in the countryside of the west coast of Scotland, immersed in the natural world. After completing a BSc (Hons) degree in Countryside Management he pursued a career in education, working mainly with primary school children. Kenny is passionate about giving young people and families the opportunity to learn about farming, nutrition, seasonality, and sustainability more broadly. Through experience in the hospitality sector, he has seen first-hand how the public value locally produced food. He believes that only through education can we have future generations that value the natural world and the abundance that it brings us all.

Amarynth Sichel
Amarynth is a researcher at the University of Cambridge, focused on the future of cities. Her experience spans the public and private sectors, and includes consulting in government relations and public policy in the US, and work for Seoul Metropolitan Government in South Korea. Amarynth’s focus areas include sustainable city systems, affordable housing, and systemic inequality. Amarynth has an MPhil in Planning Growth and Regeneration from Cambridge University where she was a Gates Scholar and graduated with merit, and a BA, summa cum laude, from Barnard College, Columbia University.

Associated members

Media Production

Brian Hayes