28 May 2015 | Online since 2003



23 May 2014|Appointments,News

Lantra announces appointment of new Chief Executive


Lantra has announced the appointment of Marcus Potter as its new Chief Executive.

Having started his early career in finance, Marcus gained experience across a range of sectors and moved to RICS over 20 years ago. He was responsible for developing the profession, and its commercial businesses outside of the UK including successful new market entries in China, India, Brazil and Japan.

Of late Marcus has been leading the internationalisation of RICS and has been highly successful in increasing its commercial revenue through developing and accrediting international standards. He led RICS’ work to establish a University School for the Built Environment at Amity University in India in response to skills shortages there.

Lantra is one of the UK’s leading Awarding Organisations and Sector Skills Council for the land-based and environmental industries. The sector currently employs approximately 1.3 million people in 230,000 businesses across the UK.

Speaking about his new role, Potter said: “I am delighted to be joining Lantra at this important time. While the funding environment has become more challenging; I’m convinced that the need is greater than ever for Lantra’s expertise and services. I believe the organisation’s future lies in strong collaboration with partners and in making sure that we understand our customers and stay relevant to their requirements. We are passionate about equipping land-based businesses with the skills they need to support innovation, reduce risk and raise productivity. It’s important that this sector sees investment in skills not as a cost of compliance but as having real bottom-line benefit.”

Lantra’s Chair Valerie Owen said of the appointment: “We are extremely happy to welcome Marcus to the organisation. He brings extensive experience of developing collaborative partnerships with stakeholders and a track record of identifying market opportunities and launching new business initiatives which meet customer needs. We wish him all the best, and look forward to working with him over the coming years.”

Download




Comments


No comments posted yet. Be the first to post a comment

To post comment without approval login or register

Display name

Please enter your name

Email (optional)
Comment

Please enter your comment

Post Comment

Your comment submitted successfully.Please wait for admin approval.

Some error on your process.Please try one more time.



Jobs


26 May 2015
Job for Tractor driver / combine driver / sprayer driver in Yorkshire.
I am looking for an experienced , qualified sprayer operator / tractor driver to fit in a team.   The main job...

1 June 2015
Farmer in  Gorebridge, Scotland  is looking for a livestock General Farm Worker
Part time regular work 2/3 days a week [and full time in busy times (lambing, sowing, silage, hay, harvest)] which will invol...

8 June 2015
Job for Experienced Tractor Driver  Selby
Experienced Tractor Driver required to operate JD 8360 and under take all cultivations on a 2000 acre arable business in Selb...

1 July 2015
Opportunity has arisen for a combine driver/sprayer operator/tractor driver and general farm worker.
Duties to include cereal harvesting with New Holland CR9090 combine, crop spraying with Bateman RB26 Self Propelled Sprayer, ...



Top stories you may have missed
15 May 2015 | Arable

Scotland’s Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead is calling on the Europ...


15 May 2015 | Finance

As the country settles down following the turmoil of the general election, ...


14 May 2015 | Animal Health

New research from the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge has found that ...


13 May 2015 | Animal Health

A new publication to help farmers prevent sheep lameness and offer advice o...


12 May 2015 | Agri Safety

The Farmers’ Union of Wales is putting the spotlight on Liver fluke at next...


5 May 2015 | News

The UK is now third in the global rankings for utility-scale solar energy a...


29 April 2015 | Agri Safety

A recent Rural Watch demonstration and information event gave Farmers’ Unio...


24 April 2015 | Meat Processing

Retailers should confirm their commitments to sourcing UK lamb this season,...


15 April 2015 | Meat Processing

A leading retailer has apologised after selling imported lamb in a Borders ...


9 April 2015 | Finance

The time has come for landlords to expect to see reductions in farm rents, ...