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Managing Risk in the Food and Drink Industry – Keeping your Products on the Shelves

FDF Member £300.00 (Saving £75)

Non Member £375.00

All prices exclude VAT.


FDF’s first Risk Management Conference will bring together industry experts to look at the big risks currently facing the food and drink sector. This conference will provide you with the essentials you need to prepare your own risk management strategy and keep your products on the shelves.

Following the 2018 CO2 crisis, FDF has been working with Global Counsel to examine how industry can improve its resilience and approach to risk. Global Counsel will highlight how they have identified vulnerabilities and how to improve supply chain security.

Keynote speech from Stephen Adams, Senior Director, Global Counsel.

Risk areas covered include:

Global and external risks

  • Political risks
  • Regulatory / legal risks - presented by Irwin Mitchell
  • Insurance - presented by Graham Wedgebury, Account Executive, Lycetts

Within your business

  • Technology and cyber crime – presented by Brian Warszona, Cyber and Technology Specialist, Marsh Limited
  • People - presented by Willis Towers Watson
  • Reputational - presented by Irwin Mitchell 
  • Supply chain - presented by Elizabeth Beall, Practice Lead, Global Counsel
  • Case study: Product recalls - Andy Weston-Webb, Non-executive director, CafePod

Speaker profiles:

Elizabeth Beall, Practice Lead, Global Counsel

Beall Elizabeth leads Global Counsel’s work on climate and sustainability. She has more than a decade of experience advising corporates, investors, governments and NGOs on areas including supply chain risk in agriculture, forestry and food supply chains, climate finance, ESG screening and reporting, waste and resource management. She has served as an advisor to the United Nations Committee on World Food Security and to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Prior to joining the UN system, Elizabeth held a range of roles working in private consulting, development finance, and environmental advocacy throughout Latin America, Africa, and Asia focused on climate change and sustainability in global supply chains. At Global Counsel, Elizabeth leads teams advising corporates, investors, foundations, and small businesses on navigating climate and sustainability policy, assisting clients with understanding both the risks and opportunities.

Andy Weston-Webb, Investor


Andy is a veteran of the food industry, currently as an investor in exciting emergent brands , such as Cafepod a premium coffee supplier where he is a non executive director.

Prior to this he was a member of the Executive team and Chief Commercial Officer of Nomad Foods (Birdseye Iglo). He held a variety of senior positions at Mars including Regional President of Chocolate in Western Europe, President of Australia and New Zealand and European VP of Food. He has worked in the UK, Spain, Belgium and France and Australia. He unfortunately feels he has had more than his fair share of crisis management experiences, most notably 'horse gate' In Europe and a major extortion event whilst he was in Australia, from which he learnt a great deal but lost a good deal of sleep!

Graham Wedgbury ACII, Account Executive, Lycetts


Graham is an approachable and experienced Insurance Account Executive with over 30 years' experience working with a wide range of clients, providing advice and assisting in the arrangement of insurance and risk management for companies and individuals. He is passionate about ensuring his clients' exposures are addressed and managed.

Insurance is one tool in our armoury and risk prevention and management always a focus when considering the best way forward. Lycetts has nearly 60 years experience of providing a comprehensive range of insurance and financial services solutions to rural, commercial and personal clients. They provide highly personalised professional advice and service.

Organiser: Craig Hannington, 02074207126, craig.hannington@fdf.org.uk