06 May 1998
New names at HGCA, Countryside Commission
By FWi staff
ANTONY Pike has been appointed chairman of the Home-Grown Cereals Authority, while Dr Victoria Edwards has been made commissioner of the Countryside Commission.
The Government made the two appointments yesterday. Mr Pike, 57, an agri-business consultant, will take up his three year post from 3 June.
He was director general of the British Agrochemicals Association Ltd until 1997. He has held various positions within the agrochemical sector including managing director of Schering Agrochemicals Ltd/Agrevo UK Ltd and Schering Industrial Products Ltd. Mr Pike is also a past executive board member of the European Crop Protection Association.
He replaces current chairman, Brian Nelson CBE, who will step down on 2 June after nine years at the authoritys helm. The part-time position of Chairman currently attracts a salary of £19,750 a year.
In other developments, Dr Victoria Edwards, a principal lecturer in the department of Land Construction Management at the University of Portsmouth, has been made commissioner of the Countryside Commission.
Dr Edwards specialises in leisure and recreational use of the countryside and the urban fringe in particular.