Project Description

John Giles

Chair, The Institute of Agricultural Management 


John is the newly appointed Chair of the Institute of Agricultural Management.  He is also a Divisional Director of Promar International – the agri food value chain consulting subsidiary of Genus plc. He graduated from the University College of Swansea in 1981 with a BSc Econ degree.

John has now worked extensively throughout the UK and on assignments in some 60 other countries, including all other Continental EU markets,  South Africa, Russia, the FSU and Eastern Europe, Brazil, China, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, New Zealand, Australia, the Middle East, Chile, the Caribbean, East Africa, Mexico, the US, Canada and the Pacific Rim. This includes work in the dairy, horticultural, cereals, soybean, rice and the processed foods and drink sectors.

John is the Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Food, Drink and Agriculture Group.  He has recently been made a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Society of England. He was also until December 2014 for 3 years a Director of the Oxford Farming Conference.

He has just been made a Visiting Fellow at the University of Reading.