Anglia Farmers appoint new chief executive

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Anglia Farmers Limited, the UK’s largest agricultural purchasing group, has appointed Jon Duffy as Group Chief Executive Officer.

Jon will join Anglia Farmers on 1 March 2017 and will take over the role from Clarke Willis MBE who is standing down after 15 years at the helm.

Jon graduated with an HND in Agriculture from Plymouth University. Between 1996 and 2005 Jon was managing director of Gleadell Agriculture. He joined Frontier Agriculture in 2005 as trading director before becoming Frontier’s business development director between 2014 and 2016. For the past two years Jon has also been chairman of the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC).

Commenting on his new role, Jon said: “I am delighted to be joining AF and very much hope to build on the good work done by Clarke and his team over the years. Whilst much of UK Agriculture has recently been going through a period of change and uncertainty, the future of AF is incredibly bright and my aim is to improve the business for the benefit of its members. We live in exciting times and I cannot wait to get started.”

Nigel Savory, Chairman, Anglia Farmers said: “We are looking forward to welcoming Jon to AF. I am pleased that we have been able to attract a candidate of Jon’s calibre. His industry knowledge and management skills will be a real asset to AF.”

Nigel added: “I would like to thank Clarke for all the hard work and dedication he has given to AF. Clarke’s vision, drive and determination have put AF firmly on the map as the leading agricultural purchasing group in the UK.”

The picture shows Anglia Farmers Chairman, Nigel Savory, with Jon Duffy who has been appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer

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