|Jaine Chisholm Caunt|
|Director General, GAFTA|
Jaine Chisholm Caunt was appointed Gafta’s Director General in 2014 and was elected Chair of the International Agri-Food Network in 2015. Jaine was Secretary General of the Tobacco Manufacturers Association from 2011 to 2014. She was previously the Director of Stakeholder Relations & Policy for Cogent, the skills body for the UK’s science-based and process manufacturing industries from 2006 to 2011.
Jaine has been a member of a number of government working groups, including advising the UK government on workplace teacher training standards from 2001 to 2003, and sitting as a member of a HEFCE advisory group on University funding. Jaine was also a Non-Executive Director of OPITO, the Oil & Gas Academy from 2008-11 and a Non-Executive Director of Citizencard, the UK’s leading poof-of-age card from 2011-14, as well as serving as a Trustee on several charity boards. Jaine has a BA (hons) in Politics & English and a PGCE in Further Education, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Institute of Directors.