Andrew Opie
Andrew Opie
Director of Food and Sustainability
British Retail Consortium

Andrew is the Director of Food and Sustainability at the British Retail Consortium (BRC), the trade association for the major UK retailers. He leads a team dealing with all policy and legislative issues affecting the sourcing, production, distribution and sale of food and non food products. He has led the BRC;s work on Brexit and was a member of the Trade and Agriculture Commission.

He also leads the BRC’s Climate Action Roadmap, taking the retail sector to net zero by 2040. Other key responsibilities include product integrity, sourcing and the circular economy. Andrew has been with the BRC for 16 years and has huge experience in food production from his time with the NFU and before that as a Rural Surveyor.