Ruaraidh Petre

Executive Director, Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef

Ruaraidh (Rory) has been the Executive Director of GRSB since 2012. His background is in agriculture specialising in livestock production, and he has an MSc in tropical animal production and health from the University of Edinburgh veterinary faculty. His early career was in commercial livestock and farm management in New Zealand, Australia and Scotland.

He went on to work on farming systems and veterinary development in South and Central Asia. Subsequently he worked on financing of agricultural development projects for a wide range of countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and served as regional director for Solidaridad Southern Africa until joining GRSB.

Over the past decade he has overseen the growth of the sustainable beef roundtable network to include 24 countries with a common commitment to making sustainable beef part of a thriving food system. The GRSB released its global goals on reducing climate impact, nature positive production and animal welfare in early July 2021 and is currently working on the MRV framework to report on progress.    

Twitter: @RuaraidhP @GRSBeef 

Linked In: ruaraidhp 

Company: Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef 

Instagram: ruaraidhpetre ; grsbeef

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