Hilary Aldridge, Fera's chief executiveFera's chief executive Hilary Aldridge
Outsourcing giant Capita and Newcastle University have struck a 10-year deal to partly privatise the government’s Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera). Defra says the £14.5m investment “will expand the agency’s world-leading scientific capability and strengthen its role in food research”. The venture, which will start from 1 April, will enable Fera to play an “even greater role in helping to drive growth in our £100bn agri-food industry”. See also: Defra plans to privatise part of science agency Defra secretary Liz […]
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