James Wilde, Head of CommunicationsJames Wilde AHDB Beef & Lamb

James worked in local, regional and national newspapers, then spent five years as a freelance PR consultant before joining AHDB in 2009. As Head of Communications, James is responsible for strategic delivery of communications output across AHDB Beef & Lamb.

Email James Wilde

T: 024 7647 8835
M: 07891 534 858


Jo Biggs, Communications ManagerJo Biggs AHDB Beef & Lamb

Jo has a background in PR, working both in-house and for agencies in a variety of sectors before joining AHDB. Jo manages the team’s digital and technical communications and ensures all AHDB Beef & Lamb departments are represented within the communications output.

Email Jo Biggs
T: 024 7647 8836
M: 07816 940 164


Andy Hutson, Corporate Affairs ManagerAndy Hutson AHDB Beef & Lamb

Andy was a freelance external/internal communications specialist and magazine editor for five years, prior to which he was a business editor and journalist for a variety of newspapers. Andy oversees the public affairs, export, market intelligence and marketing outputs from the communications team.

Email Andy Hutson
T: 024 7647 8822
M: 07896 676 474


Ben Coates, Media OfficerBen Coates AHDB Beef & Lamb

Ben began his career working in development and production in the television industry, before moving to a corporate communications role at a local authority. Ben is responsible for multimedia communications, with particular emphasis on video and developing the Beef & Lamb TV YouTube channel.

Email Ben Coates
T: 024 7647 8736
M: 07583 628 790


Monisha Singh, Communciations OfficerMonisha Singh AHDB Beef & Lamb

Monisha joined the team in 2014 having completed a degree in politics and international relations at the University of Manchester. Monisha works with Andy to support communications team outputs on public affairs, export, market intelligence and marketing.

Email Monisha Singh
T: 024 7647 8959
M: 07773 076 176


Diane Northrop, Website ManagerDiane Northrop AHDB Beef & Lamb

Diane began working for the MLC in 1999 as a regional assistant and her role has evolved in recent years to become part of the communications team. Diane is now responsible for maintaining and updating the stakeholder website and monitoring its performance.

Email Diane Northrop
T: 01480 482981


Mike Brenchley, Interim Events ManagerMike Brenchley

Mike joined AHDB in 2009 as a Facilities Assistant, before moving into the EBLEX events team. Mike now plans and organises AHDB Beef & Lamb’s presence at regional events and supports the exports team at international events. Previously Mike studied horse psychology and worked within the equestrian industry.

Email Mike Brenchley

T: 024 7647 8838


Emma Heathcote, Technical Communications Officer Emma Heathcote

Emma has a degree in Animal Science from Newcastle University and her career to date has included work for government agencies and local authority animal health. She joined us in 2015 following five years working as a farm livestock officer visiting members of a farm assurance scheme. She works with Jo and Ben getting technical messages out to levy payers, working closely with the R&D and BRP teams.

Email Emma Heathcote

T: 024 7647 8636
M: 07976 465591