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date: 27 November 2022

Browning, Helen Mary free

Browning, Helen Mary free

OBE 1998; DL

Born 22 Nov. 1961; d of late Robert Roland Browning and Sheila Mary Browning (née Harris); m 1989, Henry George Stoye (separated); one d

farmer and business woman; Chairman, Eastbrook Farms Organic Meat, since 1997; Chief Executive Officer, Soil Association, since 2011


Harper Adams Agricl Coll. (BSc Agricl Technol.)


Chairman: British Organic Farmers, 1991–97; Soil Assoc., 1997–2001 (Dir, Food and Farming, 2004–09); Dir of External Affairs, NT, 2010–11. Member: MLC, 1998–2008; Agric. and Envmt Biotechnol. Commn, 1998–2005; Policy Commn on Future of Food and Farming, 2001–02; Chairman: Food Ethics Council, 2000–16 (Mem. Council, 1998–); Animal Health and Welfare England Implementation Gp, 2005–09; Comr, Food, Farming and Countryside Commn, RSA, 2017–. Member: Steering Cttee, Food Chain Centre, 2002–05; Bd, Organic Milk Suppliers Co-op., 2002–11. Trustee, RSPB, 2016–. MInstD 2000. DL Wilts, 2015


(with T. Finney) Pig: tales from an organic farm, 2018


sport, especially squash, walking, food, reading, travel


Eastbrook Farm, Bishopstone, Swindon, Wilts SN6 8PW

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