The GDPRD Secretariat is delighted to introduce our new Co-Chairs for the two-year term that started on 1 January 2024.

The Board members who have taken on these roles are:

  • Iris Krebber, Head of Food Security, Land and Agriculture (FLAG) & Senior Adviser, Humanitarian, Development and Food Security Directorate (HMFD), UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) – United Kingdom
  • Bruce Campbell, Senior Policy Advisor, The Food Systems Section, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), and Focal Point, SDC Agriculture and Food Systems Network - Switzerland

As Co- Chairs, Bruce and Iris also serve as Chairs of the Board.

We wish to express our deepest gratitude to Tristan Armstrong, Senior Sector Specialist, Agricultural Development and Food Security Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) – Australia, for his strong support of our work during his Co-Chair term from August 2021 to December 2023.

Learn more about our new Co-Chairs

Iris Krebber is the Head of Food Security, Land and Agriculture (FLAG) & Senior Adviser at the Humanitarian, Development and Food Security Directorate (HMFD) of the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). Her responsibilities include policy, strategic global programmes, evidence and engagement around food security and agriculture in an era of climate change as set out in the Agriculture Development Policy as well as the new International Development White Paper, land governance, and sustainable food and agriculture investment. Iris serves as the FCDO’s GDPRD focal point. She also leads on the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP). She co-chaired its global Steering Committee and chaired the Donor Committee for the IFC-led GAFSP Private Sector Window until the regular rotation in May 2022. Her current priorities are how to channel more finance to food and agriculture programmes and investments with high development impact in the poorest and most vulnerable countries, how to consolidate a fragmented landscape, and how to better measure need, especially food insecurity, and how to robustly measure and account for progress and results.

Prior to joining the Civil Service, Iris spent 10 years working for Welthungerhilfe, the largest German INGO working on global food security, agriculture and rural development. She was Regional Director in the Greater Horn and worked in a number of capacities in various African countries, on eradicating hunger and sustainable agriculture and rural development. Prior to that, Iris worked in the private sector. Iris also serves on the Advisory Board of the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment.

GDPRD Interview with Iris

Dr Bruce Campbell is the Senior Policy Advisor at The Food Systems Section of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), and Focal Point of the SDC Agriculture and Food Systems Network. He previously worked for the Swiss Permanent Mission to the UN Organizations in Rome, Italy, representing Switzerland mainly at the World Food Programme (WFP), but also at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and taking part in negotiations such as the Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition. Bruce has an academic background in Rural Engineering, International Development and Conflict Analysis, and has worked in both Humanitarian Aid and Development, and lived and worked in a variety of countries. He has been with SDC since 2011, previously acting as a Rural Development Advisor in Nigeria and working as a Project Manager in WASH and Integrated Water Management in various parts of the world.

GDPRD interview with Bruce




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Maurizio Navarra

Secretariat Coordinator