Martin Haworth

Martin Haworth

NFU Director of Strategy

Martin Haworth has a degree in Modern History from St John's College, Oxford University. After university he became a stagiaire (trainee) at the European Commission in Brussels in 1973. He subsequently joined the full time staff of the Commission working in the External Relations and Information field.

In 1980 he joined the NFU's Economics Department, specialising in European issues. Between 1983-86 he was Head of the NFU's Brussels office. 

In 1989 he was made Head of International Affairs at the NFU, involving responsibility for co-ordinating European policy, trade issues and the NFU's international contacts.

In 1995 he was awarded the Chevalier du Merite Agricole by the French Government.

From 1999 Martin was Director of Policy at the NFU. From Nov 2009 - April 2010, Martin was appointed Acting Director General. He has also covered the communications brief in a temporary capacity.

In 2011 Martin was the European member of a Transition Board which established the World Farmers Organisation.

In 2014 he was appointed as Deputy Director General and was Acting Director General for six months from 2015 - 2016.

Following the EU Referendum in June 2016, Martin was appointed Director of Strategy.