HRH the Countess of Wessex will aid the progression of LEAF to maintain its leading role of delivering sustainable food and farming.
Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF) is ’hugely proud’ to have announced HRH the Countess of Wessex as its new honorary president.
The new president was revealed at the LEAF 25th anniversary dinner at the Crystal London last night (October 19).
HRH the Countess of Wessex will take over the role of honorary president from Baroness Hazel Byford DBE and will aid the progression of LEAF on its five-year strategy to cement its place as the leading global organisation of sustainable food and farming.
LEAF chairman Stephen Fell said: “We are delighted that such an energetic and committed member of the Royal family will be supporting our work as our new honorary president.
“With our ambitious five-year strategy looking to stretch our impact and work, we are pleased to be having the support of the Countess to bring in new ideas, especially in our outreach work with communities and people, in building a better understanding of food farming and healthy lifestyles.
“We are very grateful to the wonderful support of Baroness Byford in her role as president over the last ten years and we look forward to her continuing involvement.”
Former president of LEAF Baroness Hazel Byford DBE added: “I have greatly enjoyed my time working so closely with LEAF and seeing it grow from strength to strength, both here in the UK and in the wider international world.
“I wish my successor every success in her role as honorary president during his changing and exciting time for our farming industry.”