Tim McAllister obtained his M.Sc. in Animal Biochemistry at the University of Alberta and his Ph. D. in rumen microbiology and nutrition from the University of Guelph in1991. After appointments in technical and biologist positions, he was promoted to a Principal Research Scientist where he is presently in charge of a diverse research team, with part of the program developing strategies to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from ruminant production systems. He began working on aspects of greenhouse gas in ruminant production systems in the early 1990’s using both animal and continuous fermentation systems.
Prof Lindiwe Majele Sibanda is an animal scientist and a practising cattle farmer with extensive experience as a governor and a policy advisor to numerous African governments and global institutions.
She is the CGIAR System Board Chair, serves on the Nestlé Board; chairs the Council at the National University of Science and Technology in Zimbabwe and holds the position of Extra Ordinary Professor in Animal Sciences at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She is an Associate Fellow at Chatham House, UK; and member of Champions 12.3, working on accelerating progress on UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 12.3, halving global per capita food waste.
Jean-Loup Rault is Professor of Animal Welfare Science at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna in Austria, and head of the Institute of Animal Welfare Science. He previously worked in France, the United States, Argentina and Australia. His main research interest focuses on the benefits of social behaviour and human-animal interactions for animal welfare. He uses a multi-disciplinary approach combining animal behaviour, physiology and neuroscience. He has also worked on euthanasia and slaughter of pigs and cattle, and the behaviour and welfare implications of free-range poultry housing systems