food for the brain

Championing optimum nutrition for the mind

Board of Trustees

TuttChair: Dr Rona Tutt OBE PhD, MA, BA (Hons), Adv. Dip. SEN, Dip NCTD, Dip RD (Open)
Rona is a former Head of a Special School and past president of the National Association of Head Teachers. She has considerable experience with special needs education, and in politics in relation to education and special needs. In 2003, she was the winner of the Leadership in Teaching Award and received an OBE for her services to special needs education.


DavidSecretary: Professor David Russell
David is highly experienced in all aspects of the catering industry and has a keen interest in nutrition. He is Professor of Hospitality & Tourism at Thames Valley University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Prior to forming The Russell Partnership, the UK’s leading strategic food consultancy, he was Food and Beverage Director for the 240 Forte (UK) Limited Hotels. David read Hospitality Management at Leeds, is a Freeman of the City of London and mentors a number of leading hospitality services directors within the university and commercial sector.


MichaelMichael Metcalfe MSc, DMS
Mike was a director of E D & F Man Group plc, a director of LIFFE and a member of the Regulatory Decisions Committee of the FSA. He has a keen interest in mental health and has experience of fund raising in the sector. Michael co-commissioned the report ‘Don’t Mind Me’ published by New Philanthropy Capital. He has considerable business experience, primarily in food, commodities and futures markets and is currently Chairman of Strontium Ltd.


Maro LimniosMaro Limnios LL.B Hons solicitor, DipION
Maro is a lawyer and a nutritional therapist, with considerable business experience, primarily as a legal advisor in the shipping industry. She is a trustee of St Andrew’s Greek Cathedral Trust and Saint Sophia Greek Cathedral School.



PatrickPatrick Holford BSc, DipION, FBANT, NTCRP
Patrick is a leading spokesman on nutrition in the media. He is the author of over 35 books. Patrick started his academic career in the field of psychology before becoming a student of two of the leading pioneers in nutrition medicine and psychiatry – the late Dr Carl Pfeiffer and Dr Abram Hoffer. In 1984 he founded the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION), an independent educational charity.


JessicaJessica Ferrari, BA(Hons), PG Dip(Law), solicitor
Jessica is a lawyer and a nutritional therapist in training. She is currently in the third year of her Nutritional Therapy DipION at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition. She is governor of Haymerle Special School. Jessica has a keen interest in public health policy, education and mental health.