Working across agritech, at home and abroad we know that, regardless of size, many of our clients face similar challenges. In a landscape that’s experiencing seismic shifts due to technological advances, climate change and new partnerships and alliances, companies have to think innovatively and work flexibly. At Eden, we understand these changes and the challenges they bring and are committed to supporting our clients as they adapt and flourish.

If you’re looking to appoint a new person to your leadership or management team both locally or globally, please get in touch with one of our agritech executive search consultants.

Our specialists

 

David Buck
Our Director & Head of Agribusiness began his career in FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) sales but has also worked in the agricultural industry for Dalgety plc. With more than 20 years board level experience, David leads the agritech division of Eden, and has developed long-term partnerships with a range of  retained clients including Agrovista, Carrs, Fera, Wynnstay and CHAP.

Andy Ross
At Eden as Associate Director, Andy is looking to align his extensive search experience with a passion for the UK Agriculture and Agritech sector born from his upbringing on his family pig farm.

Joe Redfern

As Associate Director, Joe is focused on developing our market-leading search offering for the international agritech and agrichem markets. Before joining Eden, Joe spent three years in a mid-sized executive search business, serving international clients and has a passion for the industry that is firmly rooted in his upbringing on his family’s farm.

David Buck
Director of Agribusiness

David Buck

Director of Agribusiness

Our Director & Head of Agribusiness began his career in FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) sales but has also worked in the agricultural industry for Dalgety plc. With more than 20 years board level experience, David leads the agritech division of Eden, and has developed long-term partnerships with a range of  retained clients including Agrovista, Carrs, Fera, Wynnstay and CHAP.

Andy Ross
Associate Director

Andy Ross

Associate Director

Andy has 9 years of Executive Search and recruitment experience spanning across a multitude of different sectors in the professional services space. He has partnered with AIM listed PLC’s and smaller SME’s to help them secure Senior and Board Level talent.

Through his career Andy has developed a deep understanding of partnering with businesses to understand how best to attract the best talent to their teams. His passion lies in developing those lasting relationships with strong foundations built on trust and loyalty.

At Eden, Andy is looking to align his extensive search experience with a passion for the Agriculture sector born from his upbringing on his Grandad’s pig farm.

Joe Redfearn
Associate Director

Joe Redfearn

Associate Director

oe joined Eden in April 2021 following 3 successful years with a mid-sized executive search firm, placing senior management to C-suite level executives across EMEA, APAC and the Americas. After building the businesses presence in the Fuel & Lubricants industries he established a market leading reputation, completing high profile projects on behalf of a range of family owned, PE backed and large multi-national corporations.

Born and raised in a farming family, Joe has a strong understanding and passion for the food and drink supply chain and is well positioned to provide the highest quality search solutions to our clients.

Case studies

Azotic Technologies

Scientific Agronomy Manager USA

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.

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CHAP Non-Executive Chairman

Crop Health and Protection (CHAP) Ltd is one of four UK Agri-Tech Centres launched under BEIS supported by Innovate UK and established in 2015. As a unique, independent nexus between UK government, researchers and industry, CHAP builds innovation networks to identify and accelerate the development of cutting-edge solutions to drive transformative change in sustainable crop productivity.

Eden Search & Select was invited to find a shortlist of industry renowned and experienced Non-Executive Chairs to lead the Board and support the business as it strikes a balance between driving the commercialisation of the CHAP capabilities as well as influence key stakeholders and provide the CHAP Executive the resources and strategic clarity to succeed in accelerating its growth.

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Future Biogas

Operations Director

Future Biogas  is one of the UK’s leading developers and operators of biogas plants, fed with energy crops and agricultural waste products with a strong reputation for professionalism in the biogas industry and proven experience of both CHP and gas injection facilities.

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NIAB

Chief Financial Officer

Based in Cambridge and East Malling, Kent, NIAB is the UK’s fastest growing crop science organisation, employing around 400 people and providing research, scientific services and technical advice to a diverse customer base which includes Government departments, research councils, levy bodies, charitable trusts and the agri-food industry.

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Fram Farmers

Chief Executive Officer

The newly appointed Group Chairman, embarking on his new vision for Fram Farmers set Eden the extremely challenging task in a very tight skills market, of finding a new CEO who had excellent commercial and industry experience.

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Cawood Scientific

Group Managing Director & Group Technical Operations Director

Eden Search & Select were invited to present their approach, network and track record to the Chair and outgoing Owners and were chosen as the right partner for the project. Which was to find and recruit a Group Managing Director and Group Technical & Operations Director as the existing leadership team were transitioning to Non-Executive roles on the Board.

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Produce Investments Ltd.

Specialist Interim Solutions for a Specialist Market

Eden and Produce Investments have worked in partnership since 2012 across the range of businesses within the group. As the partnership between the two businesses developed, it became clear Eden could support Produce Investments’ specialist interim requirements.

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