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Farming union appoints its second new East Anglia director in a month

PUBLISHED: 12:12 12 October 2018 | UPDATED: 17:04 12 October 2018

NFU East Anglia regional director Rachel Carrington. Picture: NFU

NFU East Anglia regional director Rachel Carrington. Picture: NFU

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The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has appointed a new regional director for East Anglia – less than a month after her predecessor took on the role.

Rachel Carrington is moving from her position as Suffolk county adviser to lead the NFU’s regional team, based at Newmarket.

It comes just weeks after the position was accepted by Mike Mack, who had previously worked on rural grant schemes for Defra, run rural training group Landskills East and worked within the food and farming team at Savills.

Mr Mack started on September 20 but said he had decided not to continue in the role for “personal reasons”.

Meanwhile, after accepting the vacant role as regional director, Mrs Carrington said she is now determined to ensure farming’s voice is heard in the crucial months ahead.

She has extensive experience of agricultural issues, having worked in the industry for more than 30 years, including 24 years with the NFU.

“I am proud and delighted to be taking over as regional director in East Anglia, the UK’s most productive agricultural region,” she said. “I look forward to helping our farmers as we head towards Brexit and prepare for life outside of the Common Agricultural Policy.

“These are challenging but also exciting times, with the chance to shape a new domestic agricultural policy that delivers for farmers, the public and the countryside. It is vital that the NFU speaks up for our members and fights to make sure they can continue doing what they do best – producing high-quality food.

“We must also be there to help and support them on the local issues that affect their businesses, such as rural crime, poor mobile phone coverage and new infrastructure projects.”

After studying agriculture at Reading University, Mrs Carrington spent nine years working for ADAS in Suffolk as an agronomist and business management adviser.

During her NFU career she has led the regional policy team, worked across all six counties in East Anglia and built close links with the region’s key stakeholders. She also spent six months as assistant director in the NFU’s office in Brussels.

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