Jim Godfrey OBE – Independent Chair

Jim is a highly experienced Chair, providing an invaluable link between public and private sectors. Public experience includes chairing several national and international agricultural research centres. Private sector experience includes a lifetime of practical farming as a director of RJ and AE Godfrey, a family farming business in Lincolnshire.

His wealth of agri-tech experience includes membership of Technology Strategy Board’s Innovate UK Sustainable Agriculture, Food Innovation Platform, Agri-Food Technology Council, BBSRC Council, Commercial Farmers Group, a director of the Lincolnshire Rural Support Network (LRSN), and the Lincoln University Industry Agri-Food Technology Group. Jim was awarded the OBE for services to Scottish agricultural research in 2002 and is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.