Sarah Church

Director, Food and Farming at Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

Director Future Farming and Land Use, Defra

Sarah has worked in Defra since 2002, having previously worked in the Cabinet Office, No 10 Policy Unit and Welsh Office.

In Defra she has had roles on rural policy, EU & International policy (for the G8 and EU Presidencies), and exotic animal diseases. She also worked in the Food Policy Unit from 2009 – 2012, primarily on Food Security and Sustainability issues.

Most recently Sarah has spent 2 years working within Defra’s Commercial Directorate supporting the CAP Delivery Programme, and as Head of Defra’s Estate.