Jane King appointed AHDB CEO
Published:  06 January, 2015

Former Farmers Weekly editor Jane King has been announced as the new chief executive of the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

AHDB chairman, Sir Peter Kendall, said: “Jane has enormous knowledge, enthusiasm and passion for our industry and the board and I are delighted to welcome her to AHDB.  

“Her communication skills and experience of both repositioning and leading a well-known agricultural service brand through a period of change means she will be able to lead AHDB through an important period as it works towards becoming a centre of excellence for the UK industry.”

King said: “I am hugely excited and feel extremely privileged to be leading the AHDB through the next stage of its development. UK agriculture is at a turning point and I believe it has enormous potential.  

“The AHDB is an organisation with phenomenal talent and resources supporting farmers, growers and the wider supply chain.  I’m really looking forward to driving AHDB forward with the team and the wider industry.”

Mick Sloyan, a senior director at AHDB, is currently acting chief executive at AHDB until King takes up her post.