NFU Mutual appoints fruit grower Ali Capper to board of directors

Leading rural insurer NFU Mutual has appointed Worcestershire grower Ali Capper as a Director of its main board of directors.

Ali will take up her role on NFU Mutual’s 12 strong main Board, which includes eight non-executive directors, on April 9, 2018.

Ali, who has served on NFU Mutual’s Regional Advisory Board for the Midlands since May 2014, runs Stocks Farm, near Suckley, on the Worcestershire-Herefordshire border in partnership with her husband and father. A hop and fruit farm for over 200 years, the business comprises 100 acres of hops and 100 acres of apples.

Ali is Chairman of NFU Horticulture and Potatoes Board, Director of the British Hop Association, Trustee of the Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust, and a Director of Wye Fruit.

“NFU Mutual is part of the bed-rock of UK agriculture,” said Ali. Since 1910 it has been protecting the businesses and families of farmers and growers and remains a strong mutual run for the benefit of members. It also provides financial support for the NFU.

“In my new role I will be working to ensure that NFU Mutual provides the right products for today’s farms and rural businesses and continues to deliver its renowned local service to its members and supports them through the current challenging times for farmers.”

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John Swire - Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.