Emily Johnson – photo by Barbara Evripidou/FirstAvenuePhotography.com

Emily Johnson

Head of Development

Emily builds relationships with donors in support of GFI’s global mission to make sustainable proteins the default option.

Photo credit: Barbara Evripidou/FirstAvenuePhotography.com

Areas of expertise: fundraising, tax-efficient giving from Europe, development strategy, campaigns, donor communications.

Emily aligns the passions and priorities of our supporters with high-impact giving opportunities to make our global food system more sustainable, secure and just. She particularly works with donors based in Europe or interested in accelerating GFI’s work in Europe.

Prior to joining GFI, Emily worked in development at the University of Cambridge, where she raised philanthropic support, launched three multi-million-pound campaigns and established innovative digital fundraising platforms. She holds an MA from the University of Oxford.  

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Latest updates from Emily

2023 round-up: finding the levers to move alternative proteins forward

This year has been pivotal for alternative proteins, particularly in Europe. Here is our round-up of GFI Europe’s 2023 highlights.

MEPs rejected a ban on terms like veggie burger

Our favourite moments from a breakthrough year

2021 was a breakthrough year for plant-based foods, cultivated meat and fermentation.