Tim joined Carr’s in March 2013 as Chief Executive. Tim was formerly the Group Managing Director at Openfield. Prior to this, he progressed from Sales Director to Managing Director of Grainfarmers plc in 2005. He subsequently led the successful merger of Grainfarmers plc and Centaur Grain Ltd in 2008, forming Openfield, the largest farmer-owned grain marketing business in the UK. Tim continued in his role as Group Managing Director until 2013. He was a Director of the Agricultural Industries Confederation between 2003-2016.
Neil joined Carr’s in January 2013 and became Group Finance Director on 1 May 2013. Neil was formerly a Director at PwC, having joined as a graduate in their Newcastle office in 1997. He was appointed as a Director of the Newcastle office in 2007 with lead responsibility for part of the Assurance practice, and has experience with FTSE 350 companies and multi-nationals.
Chris joined Carr’s in 1991 as the Managing Director of the Agriculture business, having previously worked for J Bibby & Sons. Chris was appointed Chief Executive in 1994, and remained in that role until he was appointed Chairman in 2013. He is currently Chairman of Carlisle Youth Zone, having been appointed in 2013.
John was appointed a Non-Executive Director in April 2015. John was Finance Director of Genus plc and previously was the Group Finance Director and Deputy Chairman of Uniq plc. He is currently Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Hilton Food Group plc and formerly was a Non-Executive Director at Cranswick plc and Fidessa Group plc. John is a chartered accountant and a member of the Financial Reporting Review Panel.
Alistair was appointed a Non-Executive Director in 2005. Alistair has been the Chairman of both the County NFU and the MAFF northern regional advisory panel. He has served as a Director of The English Farming and Food Partnership, Rural Regeneration Cumbria, and Cumbria Vision. Alistair is a fellow of the Royal Agricultural Society of England and between 2017-2018 held office as High Sheriff of Cumbria.
Ian was appointed to the Board on 1 October 2015. He retired as the Commercial Director, International Business Development for Centrica (previously British Gas) in January 2016 having held a number of positions with the Company, covering various aspects of the business including engineering, customer services, industrial and commercial marketing, and energy trading within the UK, Continental Europe and North America. Ian is a Director of Talkin Energy Ltd and Chief Executive of Cumbria County Holdings Ltd.
Matthew joined Carr’s in November 2016 as Company Secretary and Legal Counsel. Matthew is a solicitor with a breadth of experience working alongside both international and local businesses in corporate, commercial and contentious matters. He began his career with Pinsent Masons before joining a Cumbrian law firm in 2009 and being appointed a Director in 2014.