Full Name
Ian McConnel
Job Title
Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef
Speaker Bio
Ian McConnel is the current President of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef and has recently started McConnel Consulting, an outlet to share his global experience in sustainable food production and trade. Through this work Ian supports companies to better understand and capitalise on the opportunities available through well implemented ESG strategies.

He has previously spent a decade as WWF’s Global Lead for Livestock supporting sustainable development in the beef industry across 22 countries before joining Tyson foods as their International Director of Sustainability. He led the company’s efforts to ‘Feed the Future’ within their global supply chains and production operations through efforts to combat climate change, improve animal welfare, ensure positive land use and protect people.

A 5th generation beef producer, Ian began his career as an Extension Officer in Remote Western Queensland where he pioneered innovations in extension delivery and led the trialing and development of remote animal management systems such as walk-over-weighing and telemetry.
Ian McConnel