BASIS expands team with new COO

Standard setting, auditing and training organisation, BASIS, has appointed a chief operating officer (COO) to support the current team and drive business operations forwards with a new sustainable, green strategy.

Stephen Jacob, BASIS CEO, explains that Linda Lippiatt is a farmer’s daughter from the West Country and has 22 years’ experience across the agricultural industry and already holds BASIS and FACTS qualifications, which will be highly advantageous.

“The team management, commercial, operational and auditing skills Linda gained earlier in previous roles at ForFarmers and Tulip, make her the perfect fit for the close-knit BASIS team,” he says.

Linda adds that she is looking forward to taking on the challenge of continuing to grow the organisation alongside Stephen, delivering initiatives to help members align with future agricultural policy.

“I hope to showcase BASIS’ wide offering of courses and schemes while helping members to continually build on their knowledge, all for public good,” she says.

“BASIS has a great, friendly team, and I’m confident that we can all work together to build new initiatives and play a part in securing a stable future for the agricultural and associated industries.”

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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.