Shane Holland

Shane Holland is Executive Chairman of Slow Food in the UK, the leading Food NGO which campaigns for Good, Clean & Fair food all. 

Shane is also Chair of Eat Club, the organisation that teaches food skills to young people and the power of eating around the table. He is past Chair of Plan Zheroes, the platform which connects surplus food with those in need, and is on the Board of United St Saviours, a charity which runs best in class Almshouses and gives grants of more than £1 Million a year. Within the third sector his work has specialised in regards to our most vulnerable citizens, their issues of food poverty & food skills, education, offending, and access to service. He is a governor of a Special School which has food education, growing, and food enterprise as an integral part of its curriculum;

He frequently sits on expert panels, guest lectures at a number of universities, is a TED speaker, and caries out dozens of speaking engagements a year - particularly about Protected Food Names and the impact of Brexit on food and agriculture. He is a well-known bon viveur and after dinner speaker, and returns to Dartmouth each year often to be found hosting tasting events