Helen farms organically in Wiltshire and founded the Helen Browning Organic brand. She is Chief Executive of the Soil Association and also chairs the Food Ethics Council. Prior to rejoining the Soil Association, Helen was Director of External Affairs for the National Trust. She was a member of the Government’s Policy Commission on the Future of Farming and Food (‘the Curry Commission’) and chaired the England Animal Health and Welfare Implementation Group. Helen was awarded an OBE in 1998 for her contribution to organic farming.