Tim Lock has been appointed as Red Tractor’s new Dairy Sector Chair succeeding Angela Rhodes who completes her second term in November 2022.
Mr Lock ran a mixed family farming business in West-Sussex, until a recent change in land ownership led to changes in business ownership.
He joins Red Tractor with extensive experience in the dairy industry having previously held roles with the NFU National Dairy Board and has chaired the Chichester Branch of the NFU. Tim is currently the chair of the M&S National Milk Pool, a role he will continue to fulfil until early 2023 when his term of office comes to an end.
Red Tractor CEO Jim Moseley said: “Tim brings a wealth of experience and understanding of the whole dairy sector to this role. His strong leadership will be a fantastic asset in our efforts to protect the integrity of Britain’s dairy food chain and farming standards”.
Tim Lock said: “I’m delighted to be appointed as Red Tractor’s new Dairy Sector Chair at such an important time for the industry. It is an exciting opportunity to use my knowledge and experience having run a complex and diverse farming business right the way through the supply chain to the retailer’s shelf. I am looking forward to working alongside food and farming businesses helping them to prosper and flourish through the undoubted challenges that lay ahead of the industry.”
Tim will formally take up his new position in November.