The framework of the GRSB consists of six constituencies: producers and producer associations, the commerce and processing sector, retail companies, civil societies, allied industry initiatives and national or regional roundtables. The possibility to participate as an observer member also exists.

Of the general assembly, 20 members make up the Board of Directors; and six positions assemble the executive committee, which consists of a president, vice president, secretary-treasurer, and two at-large members and past president.

Committees to cover the workings of the roundtable itself are formed from the membership and include Finance, Membership, Sustainability Definition and Communications Committees. 

The board creates the technical working groups and guides their scope of work. It is through these working groups that most of the GRSB’s work is accomplished. Some of the industry’s issues that the working groups are examining and seeking solutions include deforestation, a life cycle assessment, beef sustainability issue scan and harmonization, sustainability supplier survey and the planning of global conferences.

Executive Committee



Ms. Nicole Johnson-Hoffman

OSI Group, LLC

Vice President

Dr. Leon Mol

Ahold Delhaize


Executive Committee

Secretary - Treasurer

Mr. Ian McConnel

World Wildlife Fund


Mr. Bob McCan

McFaddin Enterprises


Ms. Nicola Robinson

McDonald's Corporation


Past President

Mr. Dennis Laycraft

Canadian Cattlemen's Association

Board of Directors

Producer Constituency

  • National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
  • Canadian Cattlemen's Association
  • Beef + Lamb New Zealand

Commerce & Processing Constituency

  • OSI Group, LLC
  • Cargill
  • Rabobank

Retail Constituency

  • A & W Food Services of Canada
  • McDonald's Corporation
  • Ahold Delhaize

Civil Society Constituency

  • Solidaridad Network
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • World Wildlife Fund

Roundtable Constituency

  • Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef
  • GTPS - Brazilian Roundtable for Sustainable Livestock
  • U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef
  • Mesa de Ganaderia Sostenible de Colombia

Allied Industry Initiatives Constituency

  • (vacant)

    Administrative Staff


Executive Director

Ruaraidh Petre



Director of Administration and Fina
R. Scott Stuart


Regional Director, South America

Josefina Eisele


Director of Client Services

Katie Ambrose


Social Media Director

Sarah Bohnenkamp


Communications Director

Polly Welden

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