Gary Ford was appointed NFU Chief Poultry Adviser in September 2013 having joined the NFU in January 2009 as a Group Secretary based in Stone, Staffordshire.

Prior to this Gary was an agricultural manager in the broiler industry for ten years responsible for all aspects of production on company farms as well as contract growers. Gary has a degree in Law from the University of Staffordshire and a degree in Agriculture from Writtle College, Essex.

Gary is from a farming background – his parents are beef and sheep farmers from Worcestershire.