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Appointment of Edward Barker as AIC Head of Policy and External Affairs

18 June 2020

I am delighted to announce that Edward Barker has been appointed to the role of Head of Policy & External Affairs at AIC and will commence employment with AIC on Tuesday 1st September 2020.  

Ed joins AIC from the National Pig Association bringing with him a wealth of experience and knowledge.  With a Suffolk family farming background, his former roles have included working for the CLA as an Agricultural Adviser and as a Parliamentary Researcher in Westminster.

Ed will work closely with the AIC Policy team ensuring a robust and comprehensive delivery of policy in support of our Members.

I know that Ed is looking forward to meeting as many of you as he can during the course of his duties with AIC once he has completed his induction process and current Covid-19 curtailments have eased.


About AIC

AIC is the UK trade association representing the agricultural supply chain sectors of Arable Marketing, Crop Protection and Agronomy, Feed, Fertiliser and Seeds, since its inception in 2003. In all, AIC represents members responsible for some £9 billion of farm trade. A significant part of its work is political lobbying and influencing as well as supporting members with technical information.

AIC Services, which is the professional services arm of AIC manages a range of services, including Assurance Schemes recognised by UK government as essential tools to underpin feed & food safety alongside fertiliser security.  Currently these include:


Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops


Feed Materials Assurance Scheme


Universal Feed Assurance Scheme


European Seed Treatment Assurance


Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme


Feed Adviser Register


Renewable Energy Directive


Forage Assurance Scheme


AIC Services Palm Oil Credit Scheme

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