NFU starts search for new director general

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has begun its search for a new director general following the resignation of Andy Robertson in August. 

Prospective candidates are expected to play a leading role in supporting English and Welsh farmers and growers.

Robertson said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as director general at the NFU, working with so many great people including the presidential team, staff and members. The NFU really is a fantastic organisation to be a part of and it has been a privilege working here.

Unfortunately, Robertson’s ill health has led to his premature retirement. “I had originally expected to do the job for no more than four years. However, due to some niggling health problems in the past 12 months I haven’t been able to operate at 100%. It is for this reason that I have made the decision to retire.

“There’s never a good time to go, but this time frame allows minimum disruption to the organisation.”

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