OUR UK TEAM
ProVeg UK is a part of ProVeg International, a food awareness organisation working to transform the global food system by replacing 50% of animal products globally with plant-based and cultivated foods by 2040.
In the UK, we work with local authorities and school caterers to increase the health and sustainability of school food. We review menus and provide advice, new recipes, and plant-based cooking workshops to increase the quality and quantity of plant-based food in schools. We also influence national food policy as a co-founder of the Plant-based Food Alliance UK, and raise awareness of the importance of plant-based food for people, animals, and the planet through our campaigns.
Internationally, we engage with all relevant stakeholders to create a food system where everyone chooses delicious and healthy food that is good for all humans, animals, and our planet. ProVeg has received the United Nations’ Momentum for Change Award and works closely with key UN food and environment agencies. We have observer status with the UNFCCC and the IPCC, special consultative status with ECOSOC, and are accredited for UNEA.
ProVeg UK is a non-profit organisation, registered as a community interest company and entirely donor-funded.
Director, ProVeg UK
A former lawyer and journalist, Jimmy started School Plates in 2018. It is now a UK-wide programme helping schools and local authorities make delicious, sustainable food.
Colette leads ProVeg UK’s flagship programme, School Plates, working directly with schools and local authorities all over the UK to support their meat-reduction efforts by making small changes that make a big difference to their children’s health, the planet and save them money – all at the same time. She is a certified Nutrition Coach, member of Plant Based Health Professionals UK, and Co-Founder of The Health Habit.
Campaigns and Communications Manager
Kirsty manages our online media and campaigns, communicating our message to the public and working with the team to find new ways of creating change to support our mission. Kirsty previously worked in fundraising and communications in the animal welfare and legal sectors, and is studying an MSc in Sustainable Development.
Programme Coordinator & Chef Trainer
Lisa is a plant-based chef, certified nutrition coach and television presenter who coordinates ProVeg UK’s flagship programme, School Plates, delivers face to face plant-based cooking training to local authorities and MAT caterers, as well as online plant-based training for schools.