We are delighted to announce the appointment of Sebastian Parsons from 1st October. Sebastian will support the Board in the development of a new executive team following the retirement of Martin Large.
We conducted an open recruitment process earlier this year, first interviewing four candidates and then short listing two strong candidates. Sebastian Parsons, having walked the farm land trust talk by setting up the exemplar Stockwood Community Benefit Society in 2013-4 to entrust Rush Farm, will bring a wealth of experience and skills to both consolidating and to developing our work.
Sebastian said: “I’m thrilled to be supporting the Biodynamic Land Trust at a time when the organization is well founded and at a really exciting point in its development. My grandfather’s biodynamic farm, Broome Farm, was an inspiration to me in my childhood but when I was 19 it was sold to resolve a succession question. That farm, and the experience of its loss are the basis for my enthusiasm and commitment to the Biodynamic Land Trust movement. Now it’s time to try to bring to reality my dream of every community having an associated farm in trust!”