Stakeholder Group


The commissioning and development of the Global Nutrition Report is guided by a high-level Stakeholder Group comprising members of government, donor organisations, civil society, multilateral organisations and the business sector. The Stakeholder Group provides strategic leadership in building support for the Report and an Executive Committee is responsible for liaising between the Stakeholder Group and the Independent Expert Group.

Co-chairs (2017/18):

  • Abigail Perry, Senior Nutrition Advisor, DFID UK
  • Lucy Sullivan, Executive Director, 1,000 Days


  • Anna Lartey, Director of Nutrition, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • Anne Peniston, Chief Nutrition and Environmental Health, Division Bureau of Global Health Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition, USAID
  • Ben Siddle, Nutrition Lead at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Irish Aid
  • Bruno Declercq, European Commission
  • Corinna Hawkes, Director of Centre for Food Policy at City University London, Independent Expert Group co-chair
  • Cornelia Loechl, Section Head of Nutritional and Health-related Environmental Studies Section, International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Emorn Udomkesmalee, Senior Advisor and Former Director of the Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University in Thailand, Independent Expert Group co-chair
  • Dr. Ferew Lemma, Senior Advisor to the Minister of Health, Ethiopia
  • Dr. Francesco Branca, Director, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, World Health Organization
  • Frits Van Der Wal, Senior Policy Advisor Food & Nutrition Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands
  • Gerda Verburg, United Nations Assistant Secretary General, SUN Movement Coordinator
  • Hideya Yamada, Vice-President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • Jessica Fanzo, FAO and Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Ethics and Global Food & Agriculture at Johns Hopkins University, Independent Expert Group co-chair
  • John Cordaro, Global Business Advisor, Mars, Incorporated
  • Joyce Seto, Deputy Director of Nutrition, Global Affairs Canada
  • Julianne Friedrich, Senior Technical Specialist on Nutrition, IFAD
  • Kate Houston, Director, Government Relations & Policy, Cargill
  • Katherine Richards, Head of Hunger and Nutrition, Save the Children UK
  • Lauren Landis, Director of Nutrition, World Food Programme
  • Lawrence Haddad, Executive Director, GAIN
  • Neil Watkins, Deputy Director, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Rachel Toku-Appiah, Nutrition Program Manager, Graça Machel Trust
  • Sabrina Ziesemer, Senior Policy Officer, Food and Nutrition Security, Global Food Policy, BMZ Germany
  • Victor Aguayo, Head of Nutrition, UNICEF

Former Co-chairs:

  • Neil Watkins (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), 2016/17
  • Rachel Toku-Appiah (Graça Machel Trust), 2016/17
  • Augustin Flory (Children's Investment Fund Foundation), 2015/16
  • Ferew Lemma (Ministry of Health, Ethiopia), 2015/16
  • Edith Mkawa (Office of the President, Malawi; SUN Focal Point), 2014/15
  • Anna Taylor (DFID, UK), 2014/15

Stakeholder Group Meeting Minutes:

Stakeholder Group meeting 6 September 2018 minutes

Stakeholder Group meeting 21 June 2018 minutes

Stakeholder Group call 21 March 2018 minutes

Stakeholder Group meeting February 23 2015 minutes

Stakeholder Group call October 6 2014 minutes

Stakeholder Group call September 1 2014 minutes

Stakeholder Group call July 7 2014 minutes

Stakeholder Group call June 9 2014 minutes

Stakeholder Group call May 7 2014 minutes

Stakeholder Group call April 14 2014 minutes