Andrew, who is Managing Director of Hutchinsons, has worked his way up through the agrisupply industry and so has an insight into many aspects of AIC’s remit. He became interested in crop protection while studying for biochemistry at Edinburgh then went on to do an MSc. in the topic at Cranfield and Silsoe. He started his career in a general merchant involved in feed, grain purchasing and providing arable inputs. He developed into an agronomist and also moved into sales management.
He joined Hutchinsons in 1993 and was appointed Managing Director 10 years ago. Andrew has had a strong commitment to industry stewardship and the role of science in crop production.