Today and tomorrow, during this Annual Convention, you have the opportunity to contribute to the global food systems agenda by proposing key actions needed towards sustainable transformation. The transformations in full swing. It will affect all of us and we need everyone onboard. Your role is crucial. In your daily activities you collaborate with different stages of the food supply chain, and you help to extend the value of food, so you are really ideally placed in terms of influencing other actors in the food chain.

Claire Bury

Deputy Director-General, DG Health and Food Safety, European Commission

Claire Bury is currently Deputy Director-General in DG Health and Food Safety with responsibility for food safety and sustainability. She is also a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges.

She was previously Deputy Director-General for the Digital Single Market in DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology and Director of Modernisation of the Single Market in Directorate General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs.

Before that, she was Head of Unit for Company Law, Corporate Governance and Financial Crime in Directorate General Internal Market and Services, and Deputy Head of Cabinet to Internal Market Commissioners Charlie McCreevy and Frits Bolkestein. 

An English barrister by training, she worked in the Commission’s Legal Service and, before coming to Brussels, in the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.