Professor Maggie Gill, OBE, FRSE is an emeritus Professor in the School of Biology, University of Aberdeen. She is a ruminant nutritionist by training (having studied for her PhD in New Zealand) but broadened her research interests to sustainable food systems, while also taking on research management and advisory roles. She has a particular interest in the research/policy interface, having worked for some years in what is now the UK Government’s Department for International development and serving as Chief Scientific Advisor for the Environment and Rural Affairs in the Scottish Government from 2006 to 2011 and Chair of the CGIAR Independent Science and Partnership Council from 2014-2019. Maggie currently chairs an EU Think Tank for the project Fit4Food 2030 and the Science Advisory Panel of the New Zealand Government’s Our Land and Water National Challenge. She has recently been appointed as Chair of the Scottish Science Advisory Council, which provides independent advice to the Scottish government. Maggie spent 6 weeks in 2018 working with Mario Herrero’s group in CSIRO, Brisbane.