Lisa Buckley-Hoyle brings twenty years of diverse experience working in a variety of food and agriculture value chains. Lisa’s industry expertise includes produce and chilled food manufacturing, retail technical management across all food categories, grocery non-food, and global supplier development. Previously, Lisa was VP at Wild Rocket Foods, built what is now F&E Campus produce, and was Category Technical Manager for Ambient Goods at Waitrose. She has also served in various technical roles in manufacturing at Geest (Bakkavor), and was Process Manager at Unilever Oil Mill in South Africa. Lisa currently serves as TESCO’s Category Director for Sourcing and Agriculture. She loves Polo, horses, yoga, rugby and food. She holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering.
Jacqueline Mkindi is executive director and founder of the Tanzania Horticultural Association. Since 2006, TAHA has been a leader in the development and promotion of Tanzania’s horticultural industry. Jackie’s agribusiness management and trade expertise led to TAHA’s establishment of TAHAFRESH Handling which provides demand-driven, competitive fresh-handling services for a sustainable horticultural industry in Tanzania. Jackie’s skills in lobbying and advocacy have resulted in numerous productive partnerships between the Government of Tanzania and development partners such as USAID, The Dutch Government, and the European Union. Prior to her work at TAHA, Jackie applied her skills in a variety of ventures, including Industry Marketing Company and Tengeru Flowers LTD. She holds an MBA and a First class Honours BSc. in Forestry and Nature Conservation.
David Nyange is an agricultural economist with over 20 years of experience in academic and rural development work. David is currently an Associate Professor of International Development at Michigan State University (MSU), Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics. In this capacity, David also serves as Policy Advisor to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives in Tanzania. Before joining MSU, David held various positions at USAID/Tanzania where he has been instrumental in design and rolling out of the Feed the Future initiative to improve food security and nutrition in Tanzania. Prior to USAID, David lectured at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA). David holds a PhD and Masters in Agricultural Economics, from Kyoto University (Japan) and Cornell University (USA), respectively, and BSc. in the same field from SUA.