PHILIP LYMBERY is CEO of leading international farm animal welfare organisation, Compassion in World Farming, and prominent commentator on the effects of industrial farming. He is listed by The Grocer as one of the food industry’s most influential people. Under his leadership, Compassion’s prestigious awards have included The Observer Ethical Award for campaigner of the year and BBC Radio 4 Food & Farming awards for best campaigner and educator.
His former roles include communications director at the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and freelance strategist for various environmental groups. He was Compassion’s campaigns director throughout the 1990s, a period of extraordinary success, including EU-wide bans on veal crates and battery cages. He has reports published on a range of topics including the ethical performance of supermarkets, food labelling and fish farming.
He has over 20 years professional experience as a campaigner against factory farming and has travelled the world to see first-hand how industrial agriculture affects people, animals and the planet. Renowned as a strong speaker and visionary, he is an avid blogger through this site and has a twitter following of over 70,000.
He is a life-long wildlife enthusiast and has led tours professionally to destinations across Europe, USA, Costa Rica and the Seychelles. He lives in rural Hampshire with his wife and stepson.