September 21, 2023


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Ministers re-elect Saphir as chair of AHDB

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The Authorities has re-appointed Nicholas Saphir as chair of the Agriculture and Horticulture Growth Board (AHDB) for one yr, with impact from 1st April 2023. 

AHDB chairman Nicholas Saphir.

Saphir, who was initially appointed as AHDB chair in 2020, will stay within the function till the tip of March 2024.

This can be a Ministerial appointment, made by the Secretary of State for the Division for Setting, Meals and Rural Affairs (Defra), which has been authorized by Ministers within the Scottish Authorities and Welsh Authorities and Northern Eire Government.

AHDB chair, Nicholas Saphir, mentioned: “I’m delighted to increase my time period as chair of the AHDB at this defining time for UK agriculture. The AHDB has a significant function to play in serving to our levy payers meet the challenges that lie forward. The organisation has been by way of a radical interval of change together with delivering higher worth and extra focused providers, which levy payers have highlighted as priorities.

“The current launch of the brand new methods for the Beef and Lamb, Cereals and Oilseeds, Dairy and Pork sectors underpin our dedication to pay attention and ship. I sit up for being a part of the following stage of the journey in going through as much as the challenges and serving to levy payers reap the benefits of the alternatives that lie forward.”

Subsequent stage

AHDB chief govt, Tim Rycroft, mentioned: “Nicholas’ agricultural and industrial expertise has been invaluable in serving to me restructure and re-focus AHDB to ship higher worth. The AHDB group and I are wanting ahead to persevering with working with him on the following stage of that journey.”

Nicholas Saphir has a large background in agriculture and horticulture, having constructed and been engaged in operating public firms farming and processing meals within the UK, Europe, Southern Africa and South America. He additionally has a file of chairing trade and authorities our bodies within the meals and farming sector, together with being the chairman of the Central Council for Agricultural and Horticultural Cooperation, founder chairman of Meals from Britain, president of the Recent Produce Consortium and chairman of the Agricultural Discussion board.

This appointment is ruled by the Cupboard Workplace’s Governance Code on Public Appointments, and is made on advantage. In accordance with the unique Nolan suggestions, there’s a requirement for appointees’ political exercise (if any declared) to be made public. As a part of the appointment course of the appointee didn’t declare any political exercise.

Saphir will obtain a non-pensionable remuneration of £55,000 each year, primarily based on a minimal time dedication of 104 days per yr. Cheap journey bills are additionally paid.

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