Early Career Network: David Kennedy, Director General, Food, Farming and Biosecurity, Defra
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David Kennedy, Director General, Food, Farming and Biosecurity, Defra, will be speaking about the challenge of leading his team through times of uncertainty, given the impact that Brexit has had on the work of the department.
About the Speaker
David was appointed as Director General for Food, Farming and Biosecurity at Defra in January 2017. Before that he was the UK Department for International Development’s first Director General for Economic Development. He was also the founding Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change, an independent advisory body to the UK Government and Devolved Administrations. He has previously worked on development finance, strategy and investment at the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He has a PhD in economics from the London School of Economics.