Tom Hind is Chief Strategy Officer at Agricultural & Horticultural Development Board (AHDB). In this role he is responsible for strategy development across the organisation and its six sector Boards, who collect close to £60 million in levies from farmers and growers.
Tom is an experienced and respected figure in British agriculture with a strong track record of leadership and influencing key decision makers in Government, EU institutions and major UK food companies. Prior to joining AHDB he held senior roles as Agriculture Director for Tesco Stores Ltd and at the NFU.
Tom was brought up working on his uncle’s cattle farm in Sheffield and later spent a year working on a dairy farm in France, before joining the NFU in 1998. He is fluent in French and is a Trustee of Forage Aid, a charity that supports farmers through natural disasters. A keen cyclist, Tom also enjoys fishing and hill walking.