Rupert Simons
Director for the EU Food and Land Use Action Platform

Rupert is a Senior Project Manager in the SYSTEMIQ London office and leads SYSTEMIQ’s work on regenerative agriculture, soil and biodiversity in Europe. Rupert has a background in strategy consulting with McKinsey and economic development. From 2015 and 2018 he was CEO of Publish What You Fund, an aid transparency campaign, which gave him extensive experience of influencing and working with the European Commission and member states including the governments of France and Germany. From 2011 to 2014 that he was senior advisor to the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, and a founding staff member of Ethiopia’s Agricultural Transformation Agency. Prior to that, Rupert was an engagement manager and sustainability fellow with McKinsey in London.

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