Team profile

Lucy MacLennan

“I get a real buzz out of working with such an engaged and motivated team at the ORC, everyone works so hard and is so enthusiastic and passionate about their work and we all truly believe in the goals of the organisation and the difference that our work can make to the environment through better farming systems.”

Job title:

Chief Executive

Academic qualifications:

  • Undergrad: BSc(Hons) Food and Nutrition: University of Surrey
  • Postgrad: MBA: Cranfield University School of Management
  • Postgrad: Postgraduate Diploma in Agrifood: University of Nottingham

Role and responsibilities:

My role is to provide strategic, financial and operational leadership of the Organic Research Centre including delivery of the business strategy and fundraising programme as well as working to enhance the impact of the charity across the industry.  I also lead the Agricology Advisory Group.

Research projects

Interests outside of ORC:

Outside of ORC I am Non Executive Director and Chairman of the Fresh Produce Sector Board at Red Tractor Assurance and Trustee of the Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust.

I am a keen cook and amateur gardener, slowly improving the productivity of my organic vegetable garden. I love the great outdoors can usually be found exploring some hidden corner of the UK with my Labrador, Connie.


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