Andrea joined the NFU in 2007 as Countryside Adviser. Prior to this she was a research scientist in agriculture and horticulture for 18 years at the University of Reading and University of Warwick. In 2011, she became the NFU’s Acting Chief Science & Regulatory Affairs Adviser and in 2012 she went on to lead the NFU’s newly formed Land Management Services team with the aim of bringing together the NFU's policy work on all aspects of land management advice.
As Head of Policy Services since 2014 Andrea now oversees and manages the NFU’s Policy Services department which leads all the NFU's national cross sector policy work on behalf of the NFU’s membership. The department is made up of almost 40 professional technical experts shaping lobbying work across a broad portfolio including science and regulatory affairs, environment, economics, climate change and renewables, taxation, legal affairs and land management.
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