Dr Louise Sutherland has over 25 years of experience working within the fresh produce and soft fruit sectors. She is currently the Chair of the Red Tractor Fresh Produce Scheme and a member of the Assured Food Standards Board. Louise chairs the Raspberry Breeding Consortium at James Hutton Institute, which is part funded by AHDB Horticulture.
Previously, Louise worked for Marks and Spencer for over 10 years in a number of roles including as the soft fruit technologist. She has a PhD in plant pathology from the University of Reading and has conducted research as a tree pathologist for the Forestry Commission.