Meet the OTB Team!

We're a dedicated and passionate team with an extensive knowledge of organic who love to work with our members.

Cristina Dimetto

General Manager

Maria Taffurelli

Membership & Comms Manager

Kristina Hayhoe

Digital Comms & Textile Group Coordinator

Louise Winter

Finance Manager

Tom Carne

Business Support

Annie Seeley

Special Projects

Board Of Directors

Our directors are from across the industry and the board includes a representative from both of the major UK Certification bodies, OF&G and SA Certification. The directors and chairperson are elected for a two year term by our members at our AGM which is usually held in March.

Adrian Carne, YEO Valley

OTB Chairman

Harriet O'Regan, Arla

OTB Marketing Director

Roger Kerr, Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G)

OTB Financial Director

Dominic Robinson, Soil Association Certification

OTB Legal Director

William Burgess, Burgess Farms

OTB Membership Director

Paul Moore, Wintermoore

OTB non-executive Director

Committees

Our committees and working groups are formed by our members. We strive to have representation from each sector of the organic industry and invite members to apply to be part of committees / working groups. Should your organisation be interested in joining please contact our General Manager.
Please note: different T&C apply for each committee / group.

MARKETING COMMITTEE

The Marketing Committee is tasked to develop the annual marketing campaign and Organic September campaign. Members can apply to be part of the committee by contacting the OTB General Manager.

  • Cristina Dimetto, General Manager – OTB
  • Harriet O’Regan, OTB Marketing Director – Arla
  • Liz Grek – Arla
  • Nicola Turner – EcotoneWhole Earth
  • Hazel Hunt – Ethical Food Company
  • Joe Rolfe – RBOrganic
  • Melanie Denyer – People Tree
  • Niamh Noone – Soil Association
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Our Membership Committee, formed by members representative of the different organic sectors, works to deliver the best membership benefits and member engagement. 

  • Cristina Dimetto, General Manager – OTB
  • Maria Taffurelli, Membership & Comms Manager – OTB
  • William Burgess, OTB Membership Director – Burgess Farms
  • David Edge – Calon Wen
  • Maria Dawson – Clearspring
  • Tracy Kane – Community Food
  • William Dennes – Daylesford
  • Therese O’Riordan – Dunbia

OTB Working Groups

RETAILER ENGAGEMENT GROUP

The Retailer Engagement is a sub-group of the Marketing Committee, tasked to work with retailers on their plans and strategies to support organic products and brands.  

  • Cristina Dimetto, General Manager – OTB
  • Harriet O’Regan, OTB Marketing Director – Arla
  • Maria Taffurelli, Membership & Comms Manager – OTB
  • Liz Grek – Arla
  • Hanna Banks & Gareth Cooke – Ecotone
  • Hazel Hunt – Ethical Food Company
  • Oliver Watts – RBOrganic
  • Mark Haynes – Soil Association
  • Adrian Carne & Gareth Cooper – Yeo Valley
TEXTILE GROUP

Formed in 2022, following our partnership with Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS), the Textile Group works to launch specific initiatives to raise awareness and sales of proven certified organic textile products. 

  • Cristina Dimetto, General Manager – OTB
  • Kristina Hayhoe, Textile Group Coordinator – OTB
  • Melanie Denyer – People Tree (OTB Textile Group Lead)
  • Christopher Stopes – GOTS, Global Organic Textile Standard
  • Lucinda Popp & Will Dennis – Daylesford / Bamford
  • William Lana & Lisa New – Greenfibers
  • Lucy Todd – My Little Green Wardrobe
  • Susie Hewson & Lucy Greer – Natracare
  • Sophie Robinson & Grace Cook – Soil Association Certification