Nick von Westenholz takes charge of Crop Protection Association

The Crop Protection Association (CPA) has named former NFU head of government affairs Nick von Westenholz as its new chief executive.

Nick von Westenholz - image: CPA
Nick von Westenholz - image: CPA

The role had lain vacant since the departure of Dominic Dyer in June. Von Westenholz, a trained lawyer and former arable farmer, will take up the position in January.

He said: "The CPA plays a crucial role in communicating clearly with the public, media and policy makers about the importance of plant science and crop protection.

"I look forward to leading it in its work in the years ahead, drawing on the wealth of experience and expertise within the industry, to promote the vital contribution it makes in providing a safe and reliable supply of food in the UK, as well as the wider benefits of plant protection products."


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