Richard Williamson

Richard has more than thirty years’ experience in large scale agriculture operating at the cutting edge of applied technology. He was previously Managing Director of Beeswax Dyson Farming, the UK’s largest farming business with an asset base of £600m, where he oversaw the development and application of agricultural technology to drive sustainability; making Dyson Farming carbon neutral.

Richard currently holds several roles in agriculture and agri-tech companies. He has experience of commercialising university research in his role as CEO of Fruitcast Limited an AI/Crop Forecasting company; a Ceres spin-out from the University of Lincoln. He has successfully raised both grant and private investment to bring this Ceres funded agri-tech innovation to fruit growers.