Non-Executive Board Member Sought for AHDB


Non-Executive Board Member Sought for AHDB

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is currently seeking applications for a new member to join its main Board.


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.


The appointments will be made jointly by Ministers in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland. Candidates are required to declare conflicts of interest and political activity as part of the application process.


The post replaces Gary Taylor (our former horticulture chairman) who stepped down six months before completing his second term in office due to other professional commitments.


AHDB Chairman Peter Kendall said: “Gary has helped deliver a refresh of AHDB’s horticulture strategy setting out a step change in what we will deliver for that sector.”


The Board vacancy occurs at a significant and challenging time for the AHDB as it looks to respond to the Brexit challenges facing the farming and food sectors over the coming decade.


Peter 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.”


Candidates may begin the application process by visiting the Cabinet Office’s Public Appointments Webpage. The closing date for applications is Friday 27 April.


To discuss the positions available please contact Rebecca Geraghty, AHDB Chief HR Officer, on 024 7647 8710 or email Rebecca.Geraghty@ahdb.org.uk.


Interviews are expected to take place during May. Successful applicants will be expected to start as soon as practically possible.