Sovereign hires ex-NFU man Gill

Sovereign Strategy has rec­ruited former National Farmers Union president Sir Ben Gill as an associate dir­ector to focus on the food, agriculture and renewable energy sectors.

Gill: joins Sovereign Strategy
Gill: joins Sovereign Strategy

He takes the part-time role as Sovereign looks to expand further into the food and sustainability sectors.

Gill is best known for his six years at the NFU, where he dealt with major agricultural crises such as the BSE and foot-and-mouth outbreaks.

Since leaving the NFU three years ago, Gill has headed the Government’s recent Biomass Taskforce and set up his own consult­ancy business specialising in sust­ainability.

Sovereign’s clients include Marine Current Turbines and renewable energy firm Helius Energy.

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