Lantra Sector Skills Council has appointed Alastair Johnston as the UK Agricultural Manager while Laura Biddick-Bray is on maternity leave.
Alastair has a lifetime of experience in the agricultural sector and has been involved in both employee training and business development. For six years he served as the Livestock Advisor for the National Farmers Union and then worked with a Cheshire-based agricultural consultancy firm.
As the Industry Manager, he will engage with agricultural businesses and Government in relation to skills funding, continued professional development of the current workforce and the cultivation of future employees and industry leaders.
Alastair said: “I am delighted to take on this challenging role, and look forward to working with the industry on a number of key developments. There are many challenges and opportunities facing agriculture in the near future so I will utilise my skills and professional experience to serve this industry which has such a vital role in the UK’s economy.”
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