Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board starts search for two leaders

The Government says it is looking to appoint two new leaders for the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

A new chair is needed to head AHDB when Lincolnshire farmer John Godfrey reaches the end of his three-year term of office, at the end of March this year.

A second AHDB board member with specialist knowledge of the potato sector is being sought, who will chair the Potato Council sector board following the death of former board member David Piccaver, in late 2013.

These two vacancies, both ministerial appointments, are now being advertised by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the devolved administrations.

The new AHDB chair will lead the organisation through a time of significant industry change, while continuing to drive and implement internal efficiencies, an AHDB statement said.

The new board member and chair of the Potato Council sector board will combine a similar passion for levy payer value with an in-depth understanding of the potato sector, said AHDB.  AHDB is sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and is primarily funded by farmers, growers and others in the supply chain through statutory levies.

 



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