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Key Contacts

Tim Issac

Tim Isaac

Head of Arable KE

024 7647 8815

The AHDB Potatoes Knowledge Transfer team delivers the best evidence, skills, knowledge and confidence to levy payers for them to engender changes of benefit to their business.

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Robert Burns

Robert Burns

Head of Crops Export Trade Development (Edinburgh Office)

0131 297 7461

The AHDB Potatoes Seed and Export team function is a sustainable, healthy seed supply chain and vibrant exports supported by robust technical information, diverse market opportunity and effective dialogue with GB Governments and importing countries.

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Rob Clayton

Rob Clayton

Strategy Director Potatoes

As a member of AHDB’s strategy team, Rob’s role is to work with The AHDB Potatoes Board, committees, key stakeholders and levy payers to ensure all aspects of expenditure of the potato levy meet industry needs and stay on track.

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Adrian Cunnington

Adrian Cunnington

Head of Sutton Bridge Crop Research (Storage)

01406 359411

The Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research team deliver a programme of storage research and development, and carry out levy-payer advisory, training and consultancy work on potato storage systems and management nationwide.

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Jimmy Phillips

Communications Manager

024 7647 8933

The AHDB Potatoes communications team works closely with levy payers associations, trade bodies and other stakeholders to ensure that every project, communication, publication is carried out for the benefit of the levy payer and wider potato industry.

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Sue Cleaver

Sue Cleaver

PA to Sector Director and Chairman

024 7647 8920

The AHDB Potatoes corporate team provides support to the Director, and Chair of AHDB Potatoes, assists the senior management team and as well as the AHDB Potatoes Board. The team also has a governance role for the division, ensuring procedural compliance by all.

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Bill Parker

Dr. Bill Parker

Director of Research

024 7647 8669

The AHDB Potatoes R&D team is responsible for developing and implementing a research strategy which focuses on priorities crucial for a profitable and sustainable future. They also provide the link to government sponsors and industry collaborators, as well as representing the industry on technical issues.

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Rebecca Miah

Rebecca Miah

Head of Marketing - Crops and Dairy

07891 813 671

The AHDB Marketing team aims to deliver added value to the potato industry by focusing consumer spend on areas that complement marketing investment from other potato businesses. All areas promote the positive nutritional qualities of potatoes, providing consumers with a reason to purchase.

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Derek Carless

Head of Farm Economics

01295 770 944

07817 257 471

The AHDB Potatoes Market Intelligence team communicates accurate, timely, independent and impartial information and analysis on markets and prices. The aim being to ensure levy-payers and stakeholders are properly informed of changes in markets which will equip best business decisions.

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Jan Spencer

Jagdeep Bassi

Transaction Controller

024 7647 8607

The AHDB Potatoes levy team uses a variety of means to ensure collection of levy income due, and identification of additional levy payable.

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AHDB Switch Board:

T: 0247 669 2051
Media enquiries: Jimmy Phillips on 07748 622 320 or out of hours, the AHDB press team on 024 7647 8800 or email

How to find us

AHDB Potatoes (Stoneleigh) - Registered office
AHDB Potatoes
Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board,
Stoneleigh Park,
Warwickshire, CV8 2TL
CV8 2TZ (For Sat-Nav)
Tel: 024 7669 2051

AHDB Potatoes (Edinburgh)
AHDB Potatoes
Scottish Office
Rural Centre
West Mains, Newbridge
Midlothian, EH28 8NZ
Tel: 0131 297 7460

Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research
AHDB Potatoes
Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research
East Bank
Sutton Bridge
Spalding, PE12 9YD
Tel: 01406 351444