Baroness Jenkin joins WRAP as Trustee

25th January 2016

WRAP is pleased to announce that Anne Jenkin, Baroness Jenkin of Kennington has been appointed to the Board of Trustees.

Anne Jenkin
Baroness Jenkin, a member of the House of Lords since 2011, is Vice Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Food Waste, and is Trustee to Feeding Britain, a charity set up to help people in poverty.

In 2011, Jenkin also hosted a ‘Feeding the 5000’ event in the House of Lords to raise awareness of food waste to Peers.      

Dr Liz Goodwin, OBE, Chief Executive, WRAP, said:

“I am delighted at the appointment of Baroness Jenkin, who will bring much energy and expertise to the WRAP Board of Trustees.

“With a wealth of knowledge on food waste, and a passion for tackling its causes, she will be an important supporter for the next phase of our food waste prevention work.”

Julie Hill, MBE, Chair, WRAP, said:

“A perpetual champion of WRAP’s work, Baroness Jenkin has supported our aims through raising awareness of the issues in a number of events and political debates.

“I wholeheartedly welcome her to the WRAP Board of Trustees, and look forward to working with her as WRAP enters an exciting and pivotal stage in its mission.”

Baroness Jenkin of Kennington, said:

“I am a long-time admirer of WRAP, particularly its work to reduce food waste, and am therefore delighted to join its Board as Trustee.

“Globally, up to one-third of all food produced is wasted, and here in the UK, the equivalent of £60 a month is wasted by individual households.

“I look forward to helping WRAP continue efforts to reduce waste to the benefit of people’s lives and finances.”

A Conservative member of the House of Lords, and Trustee of UNICEF, Jenkin and her husband, Conservative MP Bernard Jenkin, have two children.

ENDS

Notes to editors:

1. WRAP’s vision is a world where resources are used sustainably. It works in partnership with governments, businesses, trade bodies, local authorities, communities and individuals looking for practical advice to improve resource efficiency that delivers both economic and environmental benefits.

2. Our mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable resource-efficient economy through:

a.     re-inventing how we design, produce and sell products,

b.    re-thinking how we use and consume products, and

c.     re-defining what is possible through re-use and recycling.

3.     First established in 2000, WRAP is a registered charity.  WRAP works with UK governments and other funders to help deliver their policies on waste prevention and resource efficiency.  WRAP is a registered Charity No 1159512 and registered as a Company limited by guarantee in England & Wales No 4125764. Registered office at Second Floor, Blenheim Court, 19 George Street, Banbury, Oxon, OX16 5BH.

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Kirsty Warren | Corporate PR Officer | WRAP

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