James Townshend

Chief Executive

James became a Director of Velcourt Group plc in 1987, its Managing Director in 1990 and Chief Executive in 1991. He is a member of the Agri-Tech Leadership Council on the SAFIP Steering Group Board and is the Prime Minister's Trade Ambassador for the UK's Food and Farming sectors. His responsibilities include corporate governance, European legislation and marketing strategies. James lives in Dorset on his family farm which is predominantly a dairy farm with 1900 cows in milk. The business is managed by Velcourt.