CLA (Country Land and Business Association) East Regional Director Ben Underwood is to move to a new role of Programme Director within the CLA - a position that will see him focus on strategic projects linked to membership and commercial relationships.
Ben, who has been with the CLA for 14 years and the regional director in the eastern region for four years, will begin his new role, based at the organisations Head Office in London, once the recruitment process for a new regional director in the CLA East office is complete.
The CLA represents farmers, landowners and rural businesses across England and Wales with the office in the eastern region covering Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Suffolk.
Speaking of his change of role Ben Underwood said:
“It has been an absolute pleasure to have led CLA East for the last four years – a region that has some of the most innovative and progressive rural businesses and land managers in the country.
“While I am moving on from the eastern region I am proud to continue to work for the CLA - an organisation that is standing up for the rights of those who live and work in the countryside and are making such a crucial contribution to the UK economy.
“With 30,000 members the CLA is a vital rural voice and my new role will be to ensure we continue to offer the very best service to our existing membership and examine all avenues for recruiting new members.
“I would like to thank all our members, partners and stakeholders for their support during my time in eastern region and I am sure you will welcome the new regional director once they are appointed.”
The recruitment process for a new CLA East Regional Director is underway. For further information click here.