The people who run the RASC come from many parts of the food production chain, and the Commonwealth. The Secretariat is based in Norfolk, but the Trustees who take the decisions about the direction of the Society are drawn from major societies across the World.


HRH The Duke of Edinburgh KG KT


HRH The Princess Royal

Deputy President

Laura Gadowsky


Lord Digby: Presentation of Fellowship by HRH Duke of Edinburgh

The Officers

Chairman of the Board
The Rt Hon Lord Vestey DL.

Honorary Secretary
Michael Lambert, responsible for day to day activities

Honorary Treasurer
Allan Murray

Honorary Press Secretary
David Alcorn

Honorary Next Generation Facilitators
Aled Jones & Will Hyde

The Trustees

Chairman of the Board,
The Rt Hon Lord Vestey DL.

Honorary Secretary
Michael Lambert

Honorary Treasurer
Allan Murray

Press Secretary
David Alcorn

Assistant Honorary Press Secretary
Simon Orpwood

John Bennett
(representing RAS New South Wales)

Alan Crowe
(representing Royal Ulster Agricultural Society)

Edwin White
(representing The Royal Bath & West of England Society)

Christine Knipe
(representing the ASAO and the Westmorland County Agricultural Society)

Johan Ehlers CEO Agri-Expo
(representing The Cape of Good Hope Agricultural Society)

Will Prichard

Anna Playfair-Hannay

Chris Riddle
(Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association)

Co-opted Trustees

There are no co-opted Trustees at present.