Jon Duffy will join AF from March 1 2017
Anglia Farmers (AF) has appointed Jon Duffy as chief executive.
Mr Duffy was trading director at Frontier Agriculture from 2005, before becoming business development director in 2014. He has also been managing director of Gleadell Agriculture. For the past two years Mr Duffy has also been chairman of the Agricultural Industries Confederation.
Current chief executive Clarke Willis announced he was standing down after 15 years in the role.
Mr Duffy said he was ’delighted’ to be joining AF.
"Whilst much of UK Agriculture has recently been going through a period of change and uncertainty, the future of AF is incredibly bright and my aim is to improve the business for the benefit of its members.
"We live in exciting times and I cannot wait to get started."
Nigel Savory, AF Chairman, said: "I am pleased that we have been able to attract a candidate of Jon’s calibre. His industry knowledge and management skills will be a real asset to AF.
"I would like to thank Clarke for all the hard work and dedication he has given to AF.
"Clarke’s vision, drive and determination have put AF firmly on the map as the leading agricultural purchasing group in the UK," he said.