Jack Watts, NFU Chief Combinable Crops Adviser
Jack joined NFU in January 2018 to take up the role of Chief Combinable Crops Adviser, where he is responsible for delivering policy priorities for the sector in partnership with the National Crops Board. Key policy areas currently include: raising government awareness of Integrated Crop Management; financial resilience; environmental schemes delivering fair reward; and transparency in input and crop markets.
Before joining NFU, Jack spent 12 years at the AHDB and previously HGCA. Whilst at AHDB Jack led the organisations analysis of grain and oilseed markets on behalf of levy payers as well as delivering multi-sector work on how modern day agriculture can manage volatility.
Jack is from a farming background in the South West of England, studied Agriculture at the University of Nottingham after which worked on a New Zealand dairy farm.