Our Directors

Robert Howard - Chairman

Robert has been running the family farm, EM Howard Ltd, for just over 12 years and is now responsible for the management of around 4,000 arable acres on the Lincolnshire Heath at Nocton. Cropping includes 200 acres of pre-pack potatoes grown for Branston Ltd for Tesco.Robert is a Trustee of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society and a director of Branston Engineering Ltd. After graduating from Cambridge University, Robert spent 10 years working for financial institutions in London. He is married with 3 children.

Mark Richardson

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Meet the Board Members

Robert Borrill

Robert is a partner of A M Borrill & Son, a family farming business based in North Lincolnshire which is a 600ha poultry and arable farm growing combinable crops, sugarbeet and vining peas for Birds Eye, a contract duck grower for Cherry Valley Farms Ltd. (conventional and free range) and incorporates and extensive High Level Stewardship Scheme.Farm diversifications include contract potato and caravan storage, limestone quarry, property development and a local pub.Robert graduated from the Royal Agricultural College in 1990 and was awarded a Nuffield Scholarship in 1994 to study duck protection in China, Hong Kong, Thailand and the USA. He also attended the 53rdWorshipful Company of Farmers Course at Wye in 2003. Robert is a past chairman of The Forum for Sustainable Farming and currently sits on the HGCA British Cereals Export Committee as well as being Vice Chairman of the Ancholme Internal Drainage Board.His leisure time is spent with his family as well as shooting, skiing, tennis, and coaching juniors at the local rugby club.

Brian Whittle

Brian has a PhD in chemistry from Liverpool University, and has 30 years Board level experience in a range of businesses. He now works as a Non Executive Director and consultant. Prior to retiring from his executive career he was President of European Operations for Aviagen, the worlds largest supplier of poultry breeding stock. He is married to Sandy and has 2 grown up daughters and a step son. In his spare time he likes to play golf, play the guitar and enjoys keeping fit by running and swimming.

Tim Harper

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James Walgate

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David Blacker

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