Terry Jones re-joined the NFU as its Director General in April 2016. He leads a 750 strong staff team who work with 46,000 NFU farmer members at local, regional and national level to provide the industry with a strong voice on a wide range of business-related policy areas.
For five years previously he had been running food industry trade associations. In 2011 he joined the Food & Drink Federation (FDF) as its Director of Communications, where he campaigned for food manufacturing to take a more central role in the UK economy, bringing to life how the industry could deliver increased rates of sustainable growth.
Leaving FDF at the end of 2014, he took up the post of DG at the Provision Trade Federation (PTF) looking after the interests of businesses involved in the UK bacon and dairy trade. During this time he was also Secretary to the Specialist Cheesemakers’ Association.
Before working at FDF and PTF Terry worked for the NFU from 2002-2011 in a variety of roles including Head of Government Affairs, Head of Food Chain and Director of Communications. He started his career working for large and small agri-businesses supplying processors in the cereal and potato sectors.
Terry lives in Cheshire with his wife Emma and their two daughters.