Fargro appointed Jacqui Green as non-executive chairman

17-06-2021    13:19   |    Goedemorgen

Horticultural solutions and products specialist, Fargro Limited today announces the appointment of Jacqueline Green, a highly experienced CEO, Consultant and Coach with a long and successful career in horticulture, as its new Non-Executive Chairman.

The business offers its sincere thanks to outgoing chairman Philip Green for his enormous contribution to the growth of the business, and for spearheading the recent MBO and investment by Ashridge Capital which has perfectly positioned the business to continue its strong growth trajectory.

New Non-Executive Chairman Jacqui Green has been involved in the fresh produce sector for over 25 years. During her career she has held a number of CEO and General Manager positions, as well as serving on Trade Boards, retailer committees and government working groups.  

In addition to her impressive commercial skills, Jacqui is passionate about personal development and, as well as her consulting and non-executive director roles, she works as a mentor and is a qualified transformational coach.

On her appointment as Chairman of Fargro, Jacqui commented:

“I am delighted to be joining Fargro as Chairman at this exciting time, as a new chapter begins. Throughout my career, growers and horticulture have been at the heart of every business I’ve been involved with, and I look forward to bringing my experience to the board room as Fargro embarks on an ambitious growth plan. The business’s focus on sustainability in its broadest sense, coupled with its co-operative roots are personally important to me, a clear demonstration that collaboration and progressive leadership run at the heart of the business. I am delighted to be part of such a great business.”

 

Richard Hopkins, Managing Director at Fargro Limited, said:

“I’m really looking forward to working with Jacqui. British horticulture faces new challenges, but these also create exciting opportunities. Our recent MBO marks a new era for Fargro and Jacqui is just the person we need on the team as the pace of change for the sector accelerates.”

David Sherratt, CEO of Ashridge Capital said:

              “I am delighted that we’ve secured Jacqui as Chairman following the recent MBO. With a career steeped in horticultural experience, including a role as CEO of one of the largest UK grower groups, I am confident that she will add significant value to Fargro as we pursue our organic and acquisition-led growth strategy.”

Jacqui joins the business on 17th June 2021. She lives in the southeast of England with her husband and two teenage sons.


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