Director: Clare Greener.
Originally from Northumberland, Clare has lived in South Shropshire for 25 years. Clare studied Agriculture with Food Marketing at Newcastle-upon-Tyne University and came to Shropshire to work within the agricultural sector starting with the Potato Marketing Board. Following the reorganisation of the Potato Board, Clare went on to work for Harper Adams Agricultural College where she delivered a research programme which led to development of the college’s short course provision. Following the successful completion of this research, Clare then diverted her energies to agricultural and rural policy development working for a number of different public sector agencies, including the Rural Development Commission, prior to joining the National Farmers’ Union in 2008.
Clare is a 2010 Nuffield Scholar; she is a professional member of the Institute of Agricultural Management having completed their Leadership Development Course in 2012 and has was recently awarded a distinction for a Master’s Degree in Rural Estate and Land Management. Clare spends a great deal of her professional energies working with NFU members on their renewable energy projects and has personally invested in domestic solar PV and solar thermal installations.