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.


SimonSimon Parker
Simon has over 13 years experience in the tech industry working for companies that include IBM and Accenture. He has been helping new startups disrupt and large enterprise organisations adapt to remain relevant through cloud & digital transformation. Simon is primarily focused on Food for the Brain's digital and technology strategy and has a fascination with Healthtech and capturing data to monitor health and wellbeing.


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.