The framework of the GRSB consists of six constituencies: producers and producer associations, the commerce and processing sector, retail companies, civil societies, allied industry initiatives and national or regional roundtables. The possibility to participate as an observer member also exists.

Of the general assembly, 20 members make up the Board of Directors; and six positions assemble the executive committee, which consists of a president, vice president, secretary-treasurer, and two at-large members and past president.

Committees to cover the workings of the roundtable itself are formed from the membership and include Finance, Membership, Sustainability Definition and Communications Committees. 

The board creates the technical working groups and guides their scope of work. It is through these working groups that most of the GRSB’s work is accomplished. Some of the industry’s issues that the working groups are examining and seeking solutions include deforestation, a life cycle assessment, beef sustainability issue scan and harmonization, sustainability supplier survey and the planning of global conferences.

Board of Directors

Producer Constituency

  • Canadian Cattlemen's Association
  • Meat & Livestock Australia
  • National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

Commerce & Processing Constituency

  • Cargill
  • Rabobank
  • OSI Group, LLC

Retail Constituency

  • A & W Food Services of Canada
  • Ahold Delhaize
  • McDonald's

Civil Society Constituency

  • Solidaridad Network
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • World Wildlife Fund 

Roundtable Constituency

  • Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef
  • GTPS - Brazilian Roundtable for Sustainable Livestock
  • Mesa de Ganaderia Sostenible de Columbia
  • U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef

Allied Industry Initiatives Constituency

  • Textile Exchange 

Executive Committee



Mr. Bob McCan

McFaddin Enterprises



Vice President

Dr. Nicola Robinson

McDonald's Corporation



Secretary - Treasurer

Mr. Ian McConnel

World Wildlife Fund




Ms.Cherie Copithorne_Barnes

Canadian Cattlemen's Association 




Mr. Justin Sherrard




Immediate Past President

Ms. Nicole Johnson-Hoffman

OSI Group


    Administrative Staff


Executive Director

Ruaraidh Petre


Director of Administration and Finance

Scott Stuart

Regional Director, South America

Josefina Eisele


Director of Member Services

Katie Ambrose


Senior Project Coordinator

Angela Luongo



Bill Stedman


Social Media Director 

Sarah Bohnenkamp



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