Tamsin Richards

Tamsin Richards

Secretary of the NFU

Tamsin is a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute, qualifying as a Chartered Secretary in 2005. 

Tamsin joined the NFU as Assistant Secretary in 2010, was appointed Head of Compliance in 2011 and Secretary in June 2023.

In her role as Secretary, Tamsin is responsible for advising on Corporate Governance and ensuring the NFU Constitution and Rules are observed and kept up to date. In addition to that, Tamsin manages the Compliance Department, which is responsible for legal compliance, insurance, risk management as well as the NFU's Quality Management System and Business Continuity Plan.

Tamsin also oversees the management of the NFU’s property portfolio, is Secretary to Council, the Governance Board, the Audit and Remuneration Committee, NFU Staff Pension Trust Company Limited, NFU Commercial Holdings Limited and is a Director of NFU Energy Limited.

Prior to joining the NFU Tamsin gained considerable experience working at board level in London and Warwickshire in a number of industries ranging from private equity to environmental compliance.

Originally from a small rural village in Yorkshire, Tamsin lives with her family in Warwickshire. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking for family and friends, gardening and holidaying on the North Norfolk Coast.