Ali Capper - Chairman
Top fruit (including cider apples) and hops grower in Worcestershire.
Director of the British Hop Association, Member of the Hop Industry Committee and Chair of English Apples and Pears.
Derek Wilkinson - Vice Chairman
Grows spring onions for marketing to retailers through G’s and a number of other products including legumes and asparagus which are marketed to retailers via Wealmoor.
Director of Agriculture at Produce World. Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Associate Fellow of the Royal Agricultural society and is a Trustee for LEAF.
The Group Development Director for APS Produce, the largest supplier of British tomatoes in the UK, with glasshouse nurseries in Cheshire, Kent, the Isle of Wight, Elloughton and Teeside.
Hardy nursery stock grower and supplier to the landscaping industry, based near Wolverhampton.UK representative on European Nurserymen’s Association.
Chairman of the NFU Potato Forum. After training and working as an Accountant for several years in London and Sydney, alex moved back to north Lincolnshire and started working for the family farm. The farm produces potatoes, pigs, wheat, rape, sugar beet and vining peas.
Soft fruit grower in Herefordshire, producing 1500 tonnes of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and blackcurrants, both organically and conventionally.
Top fruit and soft fruit grower at his 1500 acre family owned farm near Rochester, Kent producing pears, strawberries, arable crops and sheep.
Potato, pea and dwarf beans grower in northeast Norfolk. Chairman of the NFU Potato Forum.
Runs a family business, a glasshouse salad growing and production facility in Lancashire.
Root vegetable grower in Yorkshire, producing more than 50,000 tonnes of carrots each year, as well as various other produce such as pumpkins, potatoes, swedes and parsnips. Guy was named Farmers Weekly Farmer of the Year in 2012.
Fruit Manager at Lower Hope Fruit Ltd in Herefordshire, growing cherries, raspberries and apples, with a soft and stone fruit packhouse. Former Chairman of the Under 40s Fruit Growers fand member of the AHDB Tree Fruit Panel.
Sarah Pettitt - co-opted
Field vegetable specialist and grower in Lincolnshire, growing over 500 acres of brassicas, some cereals and rotational legumes. The business produces high quality produce for the retail sector under a number of assurance schemes.
Kersten Catella - co-opted
Vice-chairman of BPOA. The British Protected Ornamentals Association represents the needs and aspirations of all ornamentals growers of British pot and bedding plants. In addition, under the Home Grown scheme, producers of fruit trees, cut flowers, perennials, hardy nursery stock, and Christmas Trees are represented nationally.