AHDB seek new board member

The Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board (AHDB) is seeking a new board member. The successful applicant will also have the added responsibility of being chair of the organisations Beef & Lamb sector advisory board.

This opportunity occurs at a significant and exciting time for the AHDB as we look to respond to the global challenges facing the farming and food sectors over the coming decade, said AHDB chairman Peter Kendall.

Ministers in the Department for the Environment, Defra, the Scottish and Welsh Governments, alongside the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland will jointly appoint the new position. As part of the application process, candidates are asked to recognise possible conflicts of interest as well as any political activity that they may be involved with.

We are seeking a person who will be ambitious for the AHDB and what we can deliver for UK agriculture in our next stage of development. They will also need to understand the complex beef and lamb market dynamic and be able to lead our Beef & Lamb sector board with passion, vision and strategic oversight, added Kendall.

As part of their duty, the successful candidate will highlight relevant issues affecting the beef and lamb industry to the attention of the AHDB board, as well as recommending changes in levy rates and to focus on efficiencies and growth opportunities for the sector.

For those wishing to apply, the application is available on the Cabinet Offices Public Appointments web page. The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 19 October.

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