NFU new DG announced

The National Farmers’ Union has announced its new director general as Andy Robertson.

The former chief executive of NFU Scotland, and former chief agricultural officer for the Scottish Executive, will join the NFU in the Autumn.

NFU President Peter Kendall said: “I absolutely believe that Andy is the right person to lead the NFU at a time of great challenges for the industry and I look forward to working with him. Andy is really delighted with this opportunity where he will be working back in an organisation he passionately believes in and cares for.

“I would also like to express my gratitude to Kevin Roberts for his work and support over the past two and a half years as Director General. Kevin has invested in developing the leadership capability within the NFU and has developed structures which place the NFU in a very strong position for the future.”

Andy Robertson, who is currently working as Assistant Director for Transport and Environment at East Sussex County Council, said: “I am delighted with this opportunity to lead the NFU and to work back in an organisation I passionately believe in and care about. I look forward to working with the members and staff to promote and support British farmers and farming.”

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