Chair, Board of Trustees
Jim Godfrey, OBE, DSc, is a farmer from the United Kingdom. He graduated with a BSc from the University of Reading. Dr. Godfrey is chair of the Commercial Farmers Group and Innovate UK Sustainable Agriculture and Food Innovation Platform. He is a director of The National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) and the Lincolnshire Rural Support Network and he is a member of the UK Government’s Leadership Council’s Agri-Tech Strategy, and a steering group member of Farming Futures, and a Vice President of the Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE).
He is a former Chair of the International Potato Center (CIP), the Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI), the UK Potato Marketing Board, Sentry Farming Group plc, Dream Direct Group plc and of the Alliance of the 15 CGIAR centers and a former Council Member of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Nuffield Scholarship Selection Panel.
His awards include OBE in 2002, World Potato Congress Industry Award in 2006, Honorary Doctor of Science in 2007, Potato Council Award in 2008 and the National Agricultural Award in 2015. He is a Fellow of both the Institute of Directors and the Royal Agricultural Societies.