Estates Director awarded Fellowship of the Royal Agricultural Societies
Mr Varley, who joined Clinton Devon Estates in 2000, received the Fellowship at a ceremony in the House of Lords. It was presented by Baroness Hazel Byford, President of the Royal Associations of British Dairy Farmers, who has also served as opposition parliamentary spokesman for Food, Farming and Rural Affairs. John Varley’s Fellowship comes four years after he was made an Associate Fellow by the Royal Agricultural Societies.
The appointment was made by the Council for Awards of Royal Agricultural Societies, which annually recognises outstanding efforts in all aspects of practical farming, including research, economics, commercial and administration, Mr Varley one of only 16 in England to receive the accolade this year.
Secretary for the English Panel of the Council for Awards, Malcolm Stansfield MBE said: “John Varley’s Fellowship has been awarded in recognition of both his commitment to agriculture and land based industries and his continued leadership within them.”
John Varley currently holds non executive positions with the Environment Agency and the Estates Business Group.