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David Croft

David Croft

Global sustainable development director, Diageo

David Croft is the sustainable development director for Diageo, the global drinks company, where he is responsible for its work on environmental and social sustainability around the world, working with farmers, communities and manufacturers within an international supply network alongside Diageo’s global manufacturing and brand teams. Previously with Waitrose, Kraft Foods, Cadbury and the Co-operative Group, David’s roles included leading technical, marketing and sustainability functions in quality, safety, brand marketing, sustainability, and sustainable agriculture. He has led large multi-stakeholder partnerships on sustainable agriculture and development, working with farmers, governments and NGOs locally and internationally in numerous initiatives to improve supply chain standards and sustainable agriculture across the food sector. David is also a member of the Food Ethics Council and the Scottish Food Commission and chairs BIAC’s development committee. He has contributed significantly to the development of the sustainable products market, developing new products and ranges, marketing campaigns and supply chains.