In his new role, Duncan Russell will be responsible for driving the NAAC forward and ensuring that the Association takes a proactive role in sensitive political negotiations in the coming year, supporting contracting members and continuing to raise the Association’s profile.

Duncan has a wealth of agricultural experience after seventeen years running the National Sprayer Test Scheme, as part of his previous role as services manager at The Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA).

Commenting, NAAC chairman Martins Hays said: ‘Duncan will be an asset to the NAAC, with lots of industry contacts and grass roots experience. We are confident he will be capable of representing our interests at the highest possible level, working alongside our technical consultant, Jill Hewitt and membership officer, Louise Cox’.