Andrew McShane is new AIC chair

Biennial board elections at the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) have resulted in a new chairman and four new board members. Andrew McShane, managing director of Hutchinsons, becomes AIC chairman. He succeeds Nick Major, corporate affairs director of...

Agribusiness trade bodies unite ahead of Brexit negotiations

The AIC is one of eight agribusiness trade bodies to have co-founded a coalition to represent the interests of the sector in the imminent negotiations over the UK’s departure from the European Union. It is also one of a wider group of agricultural and food chain trade associations to sign an open letter to the prime minister calling for an early settlement of trade arrangements with the Republic of Ireland as part of the Brexit talks.