Philip Lymbery | CEO CIWF
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A total rethink

“Every day there is a new confirmation of how destructive, inefficient, wasteful, cruel and unhealthy the industrial agricultural machine is. We need a total rethink of our food and farming systems before it’s too late.”

For 25 years Philip has worked extensively on animal welfare issues, wildlife and the environment. He is a recognised thought leader, his lectures taking him across the globe to meet and exchange ideas with like minded specialists, experts and individuals.


He regularly commentates in the media and on speaker platforms about the global effects of industrial farming and has been listed by The Grocer as one of the food industry’s most influential people.

A Global Biodiversity Crisis

“Factory farming to provide ‘cheap’ meat is not only the biggest cause of animal cruelty on the planet, it is also a major driver of wildlife declines. It causes deforestation, soil erosion, marine pollution dead zones and drives species as diverse as jaguars, elephants and penguins to the brink of extinction.”


Latest #BigTable podcast – Philip talks to Peter Egan about Veganism

Latest Guest podcast with Philip – How To Academy: How to Live Sustainably in a Changing World

Latest #PowWow blog –  First ever sale of cultured meat heralds protein’s new era

BREAKING NEWS: The new date for the Peter Roberts Memorial Lecture with guest speaker, Chris Packham CBE, is now confirmed as Friday 7th May 2021 at 6pm at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford. Chris will be interviewed by Philip and there will be time for questions


Whilst Philip’s 2020 personal speaker appearances have had to be postponed due to Covid-19, Philip is still actively speaking at online events.

All new dates for 2020 and 2021 will appear here, thank you 


  • 3rd Dec: ICCAW conference ‘One Health, One Welfare’, China
  • 8th Dec: EAT Newscast
  • 11th Dec: EAT, UNEP and CIWF event ‘How to Love Food and Save Nature’
  • 21st Jan:  European Climate Conference, Oxford