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<p>Sir Martin Wood is the brother of the late Sir Michael Wood, co-founder of Farm Africa with David Campbell. Sir Martin is an engineer, having completed a Masters degree at Cambridge. He is co-founder of Oxford Instruments plc, of which he is now honorary president.</p>
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      Farm Africa is governed by a board of trustees who bring together a wide range of relevant skills and experience both from the UK and from eastern Africa.

<p>John recently retired as CFO of Direct Line Insurance Group plc. He started his career as an Overseas Development Institute Fellow, working as an economist in Swaziland. Over the next 20 years he worked for UBS and Goldman Sachs in a variety of roles, including Managing Director, Financial Institutions, and later served as Managing Director, Corporate & Markets at Co-operative Financial Services. Throughout his career John has retained his interest in Africa’s development, most recently as a Vice-President of Save The Children. He is a Trustee of Nightingale-Hammerson and Non-Executive Director of Beazley plc.</p>
<h3><img class=Food for Good, and led a group of women in the Big Beehive Build and Dig for Good challenges, raising around £188,000.

<p>NFU president Minette Batters built her farming business from nothing to over 300 head of stock. With a herd of pedigree Hereford cattle running alongside a herd of 100 Simmental cross suckler cows, she specialises in selling premium store cattle. She runs a diversified mixed farming business including a horse livery, wedding and corporate events venue, and a catering business specialising in home grown produce, and now employs two full time and up to 20 part time staff. Minette co-founded the campaigning initiatives Ladies in Beef’ and ‘Great British Beef Week’.</p>
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      Jane runs the Kenya Horticultural Council (KHC), an umbrella body consisting of the Kenya Flower Council (KFC) and the Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya (FPEAK), which addresses crosscutting issues facing the industry. Prior to that, Jane was Chief Executive of the KFC for 13 and a half years. Jane has also served as Deputy Coordinator of Green Belt Movement, founded the agri-business Biosystems and spent her early career working with the Kenya Bureau of Standards and the Kenya Trypanosomiasis Research Institute.

<p>Jan Bonde Nielsen is a long-term supporter and former chairman of Farm Africa. His business interests have included shipping, oil transportation and agriculture/floriculture. He now mainly lives in Kenya.</p>
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<h3><img class=Charles Reed runs William Reed Business Media, a fifth generation family-owned company that provide business information across the food, drink and hospitality markets. Charles joined Richard Macdonald and a number of other senior members of the UK food industry to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in September 2011. 


<p>Tim Smith has over forty years’ experience in the food and retail industry, having recently stepped down as Tesco’s Group Quality Director. Previously he was for five years the Chief Executive of the UK’s Food Standards Agency. Tim graduated from Leeds University with a degree in Microbiology and Zoology and has since led companies including Northern Foods, the Sara Lee Corporation, Express Dairies and Arla Foods plc. Tim has championed Farm Africa in a variety of ways: supporting the Food for Good campaign, climbing Kilimanjaro and twice riding the Prudential Ride London 100.</p>
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