We’re actively involved in all aspects of executive search across agribusiness and are passionate about identifying top talent to work in this diverse, fast-paced field. Our knowledge and enthusiasm in this area comes from being employed in the sector, rather than just a supplier to it. With years of agribusiness leadership and board-level experience, our consultants speak the same language as our clients, which range from large FTSE-listed organisations to mid-sized family firms and specialist tech start-ups.
Working across agribusiness we know that, regardless of size, many of our clients face the same challenges. In a landscape that’s experiencing seismic shifts due to technological advances and new partnerships and alliances, companies have to think innovatively and work flexibly. Many of our clients still want us to headhunt executives for classic agribusiness roles. But, increasingly, we’re being asked to help companies think outside of the box. A growing number of the agribusiness owners we work with want us to use our knowledge of other sectors to help shape their teams, and find forward-thinking, entrepreneurial executives, that can help them future proof what they do.
If you’re looking to appoint a new person to your leadership or management team, get in touch with one of our agribusiness executive search consultants.
As Director & Head of Agribusiness, having begun his career in FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) sales, David worked in the agricultural industry for Dalgety plc.
Since graduating from the University of Reading, Bertie has worked across the supply chain developing strong relationships with customers and clients.
Having begun his career in FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) sales, David worked in the agricultural industry for Dalgety plc. After that he was employed by the UK’s largest farm cooperative Openfield, as Managing Director and Sales Director. During his career David has focused on driving business performance. He has introduced new remuneration systems and sales and trading structures, and has a successful track record of building and managing professional sales teams. David has also led several total business transformation projects, focusing on people, culture, behavior and most importantly customer experience management – work that resulted in a national award for customer service. At Eden Search & Select, David works internationally with a diverse range of businesses on a partnership basis to assist the rapid development of their talent pool. Combining his career experience with Eden Search & Select’s unique approach, David has developed a deep understanding of the skills and attributes required by businesses to deliver high performing executive teams.
Since graduating from the University of Reading with a degree in Agricultural Business Management Bertie has worked across the farm to fork supply chain. His knowledge and passion for agribusiness started at a young age on his grandparents North Yorkshire farm and has been honed through agricultural roles both domestically and in New Zealand. Working with a number of large businesses within the sector he has developed strong relationships with customers and clients.
Within its school of Natural and Environment Sciences Newcastle University has a number of agricultural facilities
that allow it to research and teach across its two sites, Cockle Park and Nafferton Farm.
McCreath Simpson & Prentice
McCreath Simpson & Prentice is the agricultural trading division of Simpsons Malt Limited, a world leader in the malting industry for over 150 years. Based in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, the company has been led by the expertise of five generations of the Simpson family. The Simpsons have worked alongside the region’s farming families to produce consistently high-quality products.
Azotic Technologies specialises in natural nitrogen which helps address the problem of nitrogen pollution. Their technology provides every cell in the plant with the ability to fix its own nitrogen from the air. By reducing nitrogen fertiliser application it offers a significant cost benefit to the grower.
Hummingbird Technologies are an award winning artificial intelligence business, using imagery and data analytics from drone and satellite technology, along with proprietary algorithms, to provide farmers with 2cm/pixel maps of their crops at a canopy level, and at critical decision making junctions in the season.