Isabel Ross

Principal Consultant

Isabel is a Principal Consultant working with the Landscape Enterprise Networks (LENs) programme. Her background is in organic farming, with years of practical on-farm experience, auditing, consultancy, and procurement. She has a broad knowledge of global farming systems from her extensive travels to support farmers increase their climate resilience and build their compliance to organic and fair-trade standards.

Isabel’s experience in organic regulation and standards development has enabled her to navigate the challenges that clients face between high consumer expectations and the practicality of implementing change in supply chains. Her pragmatic approach helps clients achieve impact in clear, workable actions on practical timelines. She has helped organisations develop strategies and policies that support their goals.

Outside of work, Isabel lives on a smallholding in south-west England, where she keeps rare breed sheep. She is passionate about farming and landscapes and is a Secretary of State appointed member of the Cotswolds National Landscape Board where she also inputs on the climate change working group.