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Jon Duffy to step down as AF Group Chief Executive in 2020

05 November, 2019
Jon Duffy to step down as AF Group Chief Executive in 2020
The AF Group, the UK’s leading procurement Co-Operative for farmers, has announced that Jon Duffy, their CEO, will be leaving the business in summer 2020.
Jon, who joined AF in 2017 has been instrumental in focusing the organisation on its members; its staff; and its suppliers, creating a business that has seen significant growth in returns to its members.

Improved performance
“I believe AF is now in a strong position to continue to grow its membership”, commented Jon, “driven by the services that are proving so successful for our farmers. Since joining nearly three years ago, I have worked closely with the board and senior management team and together we have created a business that is fit for today’s farming environment and equipped to help farmers adapt to the undoubted challenges that lie ahead”.

Smooth transition
“It has been a difficult decision”, continues Mr Duffy, “but I feel it is the right time, both for the business and for me personally. I have been enormously impressed with all of my colleagues at AF and proud of what we have achieved. I am keen to ensure a smooth transition, and as a result have agreed with the board to stay on to allow a successor to be found”.

Building on success
Nigel Savory, Chairman of AF, stated “I cannot thank Jon enough for the changes that he has helped us instigate. We now have a very dynamic business to build upon and I am looking forward to continuing to work with Jon and the senior management team he has assembled. We will now identify a new CEO to continue to drive our growth agenda and to return ever greater value to our members and help them with the challenges and opportunities facing UK agriculture“.
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