Tim Bennett

Last updated:
1 April 2016
Tim Bennett
Deputy Chair of the FSA Board

Tim Bennett is the Deputy Chair of the FSA Board and has been a Board member since March 2007.

Tim Bennett is Director of the Welsh Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group, an organisation that provides practical on-farm nature conservation advice. He is also a member of the Agricultural Land Tribunal for Wales.

Tim Bennett was Deputy President and then President of the National Farmers’ Union of England and Wales between 1998 and 2006. He was also a governor of the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research between 2000 and 2006. He was Chairman of DairyCo - the Milk Sector Division of the Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board, which administers statutory levies in the agricultural industry between 2007 and 2014. Tim sat on the Board of the Meat Hygiene Service and used to sit on the FSA's Audit and Risk Committees.

Tim Bennett has experience of most sectors of primary agriculture and of local retail sales, as well as a wide knowledge of the food supply chain. He and his wife own a farm near Carmarthen in South West Wales. The farm has at various times had a pedigree dairy herd, an egg-producing enterprise selling to local consumers and a beef breeding enterprise producing Aberdeen Angus animals.

Paid employment, office or profession

Spouse administrator in private healthcare.
Son employed in financial services.
Daughter employed as a music teacher in secondary school, Wales.

Directorships, whether paid or not

Director and shareholder in National Livestock Management Database Ltd.

CIEL Director Livestock Innovation.

Any business, professional or public activities or interests that provides a regular source of income, recognition or some other benefit

Farm owned in partnership with spouse in south west Wales.

Membership of public bodies, trusteeship of a charity or other public or private trust, or membership, role or affiliation to clubs or organisations

  • Member of the National Farmers' Union
  • Member and Vice Chairman of Farmers Club, London
  • Member of the Agricultural Land Tribunal Wales
  • Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Society
  • Fellow of the Institute of Grocery Distribution

Any shareholdings other than those held by a unit trust or similar arrangements where the Board member has no influence on the management of the shares

  • Community Foods Ltd.
  • Small investment in Cooperative type ventures over a number of years. I receive no income from or presently trade with any such body or organisation.
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