Rainy Brown named as SNFU chief

06 May 1998

Rainy Brown named as SNFU chief

ED RAINY BROWN has been appointed to succeed Tom Brady as chief executive of the National Farmers Union of Scotland.

He moves from a similar post with the Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society, which is an umbrella body for Scotlands 100 agricultural co-operatives.

George Lyon, SNFU president, said Mr Brown would operate on a different basis from his predecessors.

Mr Lyon said the union faced “fundamental problems” with declining membership. This was likely to accelerate, but increasing subscriptions was not an option. He admitted mistakes had been made and “painful decisions” had to be taken to implement change.

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