DSF Multi-stakeholder Advisory Council
Multi-stakeholder Advisory Council (ADCO)
- Is a resource for Governors to both challenge and source solutions to DSF related sustainability challenges.
- Is a ‘sounding board’ for Governors when evolving the DSF model.
- Members are specifically selected from a range of stakeholder groups identified by the DSF as having an interest in the sustainable development of the sector.
- Has two physical meetings per annum (One with the DSF Governors) and other ‘calls’ as and when required.
- May be required at times to provide input if requested by the EWG or the DSF Development Group.
- Is chaired by the DSF Governor representing the International Dairy Federation, providing a direct link to the Governors.
- Undertakes regular reviews to ensure the ADCO has the necessary stakeholder input.
- Also operates as the ADCO for the Sustainable Dairy Partnership based on their understanding of the fundamentals of the DSF.
Brian LindsayDSF Director Dairy Sustainability Framework Biography
Brian LindsayDSF Director Dairy Sustainability Framework
Chris is the Senior Director Sustainable Supply Chains for ASDA. Previous to this appointment he held positions in Government and at the Meat and Livestock Commission where he was Beef Strategy Manager. He moved into retail as Agricultural Technologist with Marks and Spencer before joining ASDA. His remit covers supply chain standards development, Greenhouse Gas management and new product development. He was a member of the Bioscience for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Strategy Advisory Panel of the BBRSC (2016 -2022).
Donald MooreGlobal Dairy Platform & DSF Chairman Global Dairy Platform
Donald is the Executive Director of the Global Dairy Platform (GDP), based in Chicago USA, and serves as Chairman of the Dairy Sustainability Framework, as a leader of the Pathways to Dairy Net Zero initiative, and as a member of the UN Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL) Guiding Group. He is the past Chairman of the International Agri-Food Network (IAFN) and the Private Sector Mechanism (PSM) to the United Nations Committee on World Food Security (CFS).
Before joining GDP in 2010, Donald spent 10 years with Fonterra Cooperative Group Ltd. in a variety of roles including Managing Director, Oceania; Director, Business Development and Director, Ingredients Marketing. While with Fonterra Donald represented the cooperative on the boards of many of its joint venture businesses in Asia, Africa, Middle East, and Europe.
Prior to his involvement in the dairy sector, Donald spent 10 years as Chief Executive Officer of New Zealand’s largest independent business and information management consulting firm where he oversaw its international expansion, opening offices across South East Asia.
Born in Northern Ireland, Donald emigrated to New Zealand in the early 1970’s and then moved to the United States to join Global Dairy Platform in 2010.
Ernesto ReyesGDP Sector Lead for Dairy Development
Ernesto is the Sector Lead Dairy Development at the IFCN Dairy Research Network Center; he is currently in charge of the Dairy Development strategy for the Global Dairy Platform (GDP).
Together with the FAO, IFAD, and GDP, Ernesto is leading an initiative called Dairy Impact Methodology (DIM), that produces evidence about the socio-economic role of the dairy sector. DIM is also developing tools and methodologies for calculating the social benefit of the dairy sector at the regional level. DIM initiative is currently implementing some pilots in Asia and Africa.
Ernesto is a livestock economist with more than 25 years of livestock development’s experience at the global level. He currently chairs the Action Network (AN), Livestock for Social Development, AN of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (FAO livestock initiative).
Mitch KanterDairy Management
Mitch Kanter, PhD serves as the Chief Science Officer for the Global Dairy Platform (GDP), a position he has held since December 2018. GDP leads a global collaboration of dairy companies, associations, scientific partners, and others to demonstrate the role of dairy in a healthy diet, as well as the dairy sector’s commitment to sustainable food production.
Dr. Kanter has worked in the healthy food and beverage industry as well as the agricultural sector for over 30 years, serving in diverse roles for various multinational companies, including Director of The Gatorade Sports Science Institute and Director of Nutrition Science & Scientific Communications for the Quaker Oats Company; Director of Nutrition Research for General Mills; Discovery Director, Director of Venturing, and Senior Research Fellow for Cargill, and Chief Science Officer for the Alliance for Potato Research & Education (APRE). Dr. Kanter has also served as the Executive Director of the American Egg Board and as Chief Science Officer for FoodMinds.
Dr. Kanter holds BS and MS degrees from Queens College in New York City, as well as MS and PhD degrees from the Ohio State University. He served as an NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Preventive Medicine Dept. at the Washington University School of Medicine after receiving his PhD, and spent four years as an assistant professor at Northeastern Illinois University and Rush Medical School after graduation. He currently holds an Adjunct Associate Professorship at the University of Minnesota.
Piercristiano BrazzaleADCO Chair IDF President
Piercristiano is the Co-CEO of Brazzale Dairy Company Group which includes several farms of milk, pig and cow breeding and dairy processing plants of butter and several types of cheeses. located in Italy, Czech Republic, China and Brazil. The company export dairy products around the world in 65 countries.
He is also the Supervisor and technical manager of a 5,000-ha family-owned farm with a milk production of 900 grazing lactating cows up to 2006. A silvopastoral system for carbon neutral meat production of 4,000 grazing cattle with a 1,300-ha eucalyptus plantation for timber production that which contributes actively for better levels of carbon footprint and sustainability.
Brazzale is also the President of Fil-IDF and stands on four committees including: SCENV (environment), SCDST (dairy technologies), SCFM (farm management), and SCNH (nutrition and health).
Ruaraidh PetreGRSB (Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef)
Ruaraidh (Rory) has been the Executive Director of GRSB since 2012. He studied agriculture in Edinburgh, specialising in livestock production, and an MSc in tropical animal production and health. His early career was in commercial livestock and farm management in New Zealand, Australia and Scotland.
He went on to work on farming systems in India and veterinary development in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Subsequently in Africa he managed a range of farmer support and development projects, serving as regional director for Solidaridad in Southern Africa as well as International Livestock Programme Coordinator 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.