Taryn Barclay is Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships and Stakeholder Relations at Cargill. She has over 18 years’ corporate experience and has been with Cargill since 2007 working to advance the organization’s food security, nutrition, and sustainability strategies, as well as developing its corporate responsibility and sustainable development programs and partnerships. Taryn has been based in Cargill’s headquarters in Minneapolis since 2015 and was previously located in the U.K., where she worked with Cargill’s businesses in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa providing strategic counsel on stakeholder engagement, NGO partnership management, public private partnerships, issues management, communications, and employee engagement.
Prior to working at Cargill, Taryn was IPC Media’s (part of the Time Warner group of companies) first Corporate Responsibility (CR) Manager. In that capacity, she implemented and led the company’s CR strategy and activities. With a background in Human Resources, Taryn has held numerous positions in the U.K. and South Africa, and began her career in the coal mining division of BHP Billiton.
Taryn received a M.Sc. degree in Responsibility & Business Practice from University of Bath, United Kingdom in 2006. She holds a B.A. with Honors in Industrial Psychology from the University of South Africa and a B.A. in Industrial Psychology & English from the University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Taryn was born in Zimbabwe and grew up in South Africa. She spent 13 years living and working in the U.K. before relocating to the U.S.