Sector Board Member Opportunities

Inspiring farmers, growers and industry to succeed in a rapidly changing world

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is looking for new members to join its boards.

The roles are an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of AHDB against a backdrop of Brexit, global price volatility, technological innovation and changing habits of British shoppers.

As a new Board member you will assist your chair in developing strategy, overseeing financial issues and ensuring effective governance. We are seeking industry specialists who will play an active role for their industry and command the respect of their peers.

AHDB is funded by the collection of statutory financial levies, which are used to carry out R&D, market intelligence, knowledge transfer, marketing and export activities to support the sectors to become truly world class.

We are seeking to recruit:

  • AHDB Beef & Lamb board – a representative from the processing supply chain
  • AHDB Dairy board – 2 dairy farmers
  • AHDB Potatoes board – a ware grower, a seed grower, and a representative from the processing supply chain
  • AHDB Pork board – producers

Appointments are for three-year terms from April 2017 and require up to two days per month commitment per year, including attendance at board meetings.

Remuneration is currently payable at £256.25 per day plus expenses.

Candidates must demonstrate a good working knowledge of their industry sector and have experience of developing and implementing strategy.

An information pack with details of how to apply can be obtained from: Christine.standley@ahdb.org.uk  Closing date for applications is 5pm on 5 December 2016.