John Cook

Director, Africa

With more than 20 years’ experience in the food and agribusiness industry, John brings significant sector expertise to his role at Business for Development.

Throughout his career, John has held a variety of executive management positions including Regional Director of Kellogg’s Europe, Managing Director of Kellogg’s Australia, Global Head of Burns Philp Consumer Foods Division and Managing Director of Berri Limited.

In 2014, John was appointed to the Commission for International Agricultural Research, which provides expert, strategic advice for the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.

Leading key projects in Kenya, John is deeplycommitted to seeing smallholder farmers overcome poverty through inclusive business models.

How does John want to make a difference?“To make a positive contribution.”

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