UK feed and agricultural supply industry representatives, AIC, has appointed Andrew Pearson as policy manager.
His role will involve working across all five sectors of AIC, analysing the latest information and data in order to develop solutions for the most pressing issues facing agri-supply businesses and UK agriculture, said the organization.
Taking over from Dave Freeman, Andrew is the latest appointee to the policy team at AIC, who work with government and stakeholders to find more sustainable ways to balance food production and environmental progress.
He will bring extensive experience and expertise to his new role, having worked as a land quality and estates manager for over seven years. Combined with his previous roles as a contaminated land officer and environmental health technician, Pearson holds a long record of delivering projects to minimise health, safety and environmental risk and promote sustainability, said the AIC.
Robert Sheasby, Chief Executive at AIC, commented on the appointment: “UK agriculture is currently in a state of great change and uncertainty. Careful development of AIC policy is absolutely vital to ensure our member business’ continued success. Andrew will be a valuable asset both for AIC and its members at this time of transformation, helping to ensure our involvement in creating a policy agenda that is sustainable, productive, and forward-thinking.”