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.


Sixty Harvests Left: How To Reach A Nature-Friendly Future, is Philips’ third book. In the book Philip paints a vivid picture of the climate, nature and health emergencies humankind faces.  The solutions he presents have the regenerative, nature-positive farming focus on soil and the interconnectedness of all life on our planet.


Sixty Harvests Left is already being celebrated as a must-read, life-changing and world-saving publication.

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 #Media – The government is guilty of an ‘astonishing betrayal’ over animal welfare

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

Latest Guest podcast with Philip – Philip Lymbery on Sixty Harvests Left

Latest #BigTable blog – Beautiful, Life Affirming Compassionate Solutions

Deborah Meaden and Philip took to the stage of the Sheldonian in Oxford in September to mark the launch of ‘Sixty Harvests Left’.
It was a great evening, please use this link if you’d like to watch it:  Sixty Harvest Left event at the Oxford Literary Festival – YouTube


Dame Joanna Lumley shared the stage with Philip on Saturday 2nd April, to deliver the 2022 Peter Roberts Memorial Lecture. She delivered an outstanding lecture on ‘The True Meaning of Compassion’. If you missed it, please use this link to view a film recording


Philip was a former United Nations Food Systems Summit Champion in 2021. For more information on the Summit and related activity please use this link


Chris Packham CBE, delivered the Peter Roberts Memorial Lecture at The Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford on Sunday 7th November 2021. If you missed the lecture, please do watch it here.


New Speaker Dates for 2023: