R.A.B.I has co-opted agricultural lawyer Sue Lister onto its council of trustees.
Sue has worked for Kent-based law firm Thomson Snell & Passmore since 1999 and is Head of Agricultural and Rural Affairs. She has a wealth of experience in managing property portfolios, advising on agricultural tenancies and providing guidance on other agricultural property issues. She previously spent nine years at The Telegraph in two different roles, as an assistant syndication manager and events coordinator, and also worked as a commercial director for CCO Conferences Ltd – negotiating with some of the UK’s top organisations and charities and liaising with government departments and campaign groups. In the mid-1980s, she was editor of a property magazine. Her interests outside work include clay pigeon and game shooting, music and Spanish history.
Sue said: “I am delighted to join R.A.B.I as a trustee and further help the charity to support farmers in England and Wales who are struggling, particularly with the prospect of wide-ranging changes to farming businesses in the future. Having been involved with R.A.B.I for a number of years, both as part of my practice as an agricultural lawyer and also in my personal life, I am really excited to be able to assist first-hand with the vital work they do.”
Malcolm Thomas, R.A.B.I chairman, said: “Sue brings a wealth of experience and skills to our council of trustees, particularly in her knowledge of agricultural law & property and marketing. She understands the issues facing those working in the farming sector today and is a leader in her field. I’m confident she’ll quickly prove herself to be a major asset and, on behalf of everyone at R.A.B.I, I’m delighted to welcome her on board.”
Pictured above is Sue Lister.