LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) and FACE (Farming and Countryside Education) merge

Caroline Drummond, chief executive of LEAF

Caroline Drummond, chief executive of LEAF - Credit: Submitted

Two leading food and farming charities have joined forces.

The merger of LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) and FACE (Farming and Countryside Education) takes effect on Friday, June 20.

Caroline Drummond continues as chief executive of LEAF and a new director of education and public engagement will replace FACE chief executive Dan Corlett, who is leaving to pursue another career.

Ms Drummond said they were “absolutely delighted” at the merger, which would deliver “multiple benefits” to partners and stakeholders. “I am looking forward to working with the new team to deliver an efficient and effective strategy, that will increase and improve the public’s education, understanding and appreciation of farming, food production and the environment,” she said.

FACE chair Ian Pigott said the merger “heralded a new dawn for public engagement and education”.