Members of the Advisory Council

John Allen

John Allen – Managing Partner of major dairy consultancy firm, Kite Consulting; 38 years experience


David Christensen

David Christensen – Dairy Farmer, Representing UK Farm Owners on the European Board of Representatives for Arla Amba


Philip De Nahlik

Philip De Nahlik – Chartered accountant since 1979, Forensic Accountant


James Farrell

James Farrell – Arable farming, Head of Rural, Strutt & Parker


Will Gemmill

Will Gemmill – Arable farming, National Head of Farming, and Chairman of Eastern Region Farming, Strutt & Parker


Nicholas Craig Harvey

Nicholas Craig Harvey – Arable farmer, Co-author of "Farming Tomorrow"


Conor Kehoe

Conor Kehoe – Adviser, Emeritus Senior Partner of McKinsey & Company; Chair of the International Integrated Reporting Council (focused on the structuring and global implementation of integrating financial and ESG reporting by corporations)


Sir Peter Kendall

Sir Peter Kendall – Management Board Member, Farmer from Bedfordshire. Formerly President of the NFU (2006-2014) and Chairman of AHDB (2014-2020)


Dr. Hosein Khajeh-Hosseiny

Dr. Hosein Khajeh-Hosseiny – Executive Chairman, Agxiata, Open X Innovations & Trinity Sky


Rod Parker

Rod Parker – Founder of Agricultural Information Services, 35 years of agricultural data analytics, consulting and research in over 30 countries


Johnnie Russell

Johnnie Russell – Chairman of UK Arla Dairy Farmers, formerly banker


Christine Tacon

Christine Tacon CBE – Chair Assured Food Standards (Red Tractor); Chair MDS (graduate training scheme for the food industry); Director The AF Group (farming co-operative). Formally Groceries Code Adjudicator (regulating retailers 2012-2020); Managing Director of Co-operative Farms (2000-2011), Member of Natural Environment Research Council, NED Met Office, Governor Harper Adams University


Andy Warne

Andy Warne – Managing Director of National Milk Records