Richard Hampton has been appointed international trade development director for the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), with his term starting 3rd June.

The AHDB international trade development team will be led by Hampton, working with Government and industry to “optimise global growth opportunities on behalf of its levy payers”.

AHDB CEO Graham Wilkinson said: “I am delighted to announce that Richard Hampton will be joining AHDB. His vast experience on the global stage will be a huge asset in ensuring that AHDB continues to deliver for its levy payers, so more consumers around the world are enjoying British red meat and dairy.

“Our levy payers have told us how much they value our work on international trade development and that they want to see us do more in this field. Richard’s appointment, coupled with AHDB’s long established record of working with industry and Government to maximise global trade opportunities, will help us continue to ensure our levy payers’ products flourish in markets the world over.”

According to AHDB, Hampton has “substantial experience” in developing and transforming businesses. He has previously worked within the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), food and drink, retail and agriculture sectors, and was previously managing director of the Organic Milk Suppliers Co-Operative (Omsco).