Following a unanimous vote at its last meeting, the HTA’s Ornamentals Management Committee (OMC), has announced the appointments of Richard Hopkins, managing director of Fargro and David Higginson, managing director of New Leaf Plants.
The HTA has also strengthened its relationship with the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). Ruth Ashfield, sector strategy director for horticulture, will attend future OMC meetings to ensure a constructive two-way dialogue.
Martin Emmett, chair of the OMC, comments: “I’m delighted to welcome Richard and David to the committee. Their passion, knowledge and experience for our sector extends the representation of UK ornamental plant production on the committee and our collaboration with the AHDB ensures that the R&D needs of our sector will be regularly discussed. I look forward to working with each of them.”