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AHDB seeking two new members


The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has said it is seeking applications for two new members to join its main Board with effect from 1 April 2018.

A person with expertise in the UK horticulture industry is sought, who in addition to their corporate Board role, will also chair AHDB’s horticulture sector board; also an independent member with an understanding of agricultural science to help inform the Board’s decisions on research and knowledge exchange.

These posts replace Gary Taylor who will step down six months before completing his second term in office due to other professional commitments; and Professor Ian Crute (independent with agricultural scientific expertise) who finishes his second term on 30 March 2018.

AHDB Chairman Peter Kendall said: “I thank Gary and Ian profusely for the expertise and drive they brought to the board. “Gary has helped deliver a refresh of AHDB’s horticulture strategy setting out a step change in what we will deliver for that sector.” He added: “We are seeking people who have vision, passion and ambition for the AHDB and what we can deliver for UK agriculture in these uncertain times.”