The Institute Of Agricultural Management Leadership Development Programme

The Institute of Agricultural Management Leadership Development Programme is the leading executive level policy course for those engaged in the agricultural and land-based sector.

Designed specifically for individuals with a real desire to effect change, the programme provides unparalleled access and interaction with the most influential sector leaders from production, retail and policy across the entire food and farming industry.

The only one of its kind, this three-week residential programme is aimed at the more accomplished candidate who is already in a management role within their business and who aspires to challenge and empower their leadership and management potential.

You’ll reflect on the big issues of the day with a laser focus on:

The UK Industry Leaders and Policies | The EU and International Affairs | Management and Communication Skills | Personal Development

Relationships made between the delegates of this unique, masters level programme will offer a life-long network of opportunities.

For further information and to make an application, please visit https://www.rau.ac.uk/study/iagrm

NB: To guarantee an outstanding delegate experience, places are limited to 12 places for 2020 entry.

Leadership Development Programme Alumni

Jill Hewitt, PFIAgrM

Springtime Consultancy

2006

Richard Gill, BSc (Hons) Ag LFM, PAgric (MIAgrM)

Managing Director - Applied

2018

‘The course has been a direct influence on the success of my career and personal progression, and also ...Read more

Andrew Dyke NSch, FRAgs, MIAgrM

Pineapple Estates Director

2004

Andrew Blenkiron, PFIAgrM

Estates Director - Euston Estates

2010

The IAgrM leadership course has most certainly helped my career, giving me the confidence and the contacts to ...Read more

Helen Minnice-Smith, PMIAgrM

Head of Rural Economy - Welsh Government

2010

Tom Bradshaw

W Bradshaw & Son and Chairman of the Crops Board - NFU

2018

Harley Stoddart, MIAgrM

Senior Resource Management Scientist - AHDB

2016

Caroline Drummond, MBE, FIAgrM, CEnv

LEAF Chief Executive

2004

Victoria Bywater

Director - IAgrM

2018

Duncan Shorter, FIAgrM

Waitrose

2010

Mark Suthern, MIAgrM

ACIB, MIAgrM

2016

Kit Papworth

FL Papworth Ltd

2016

Chris Brown

ASDA

2004

I found my experience on the Leadership course enjoyable and stretching. The opportunity to think more broadly ...Read more

Andrew Brown, JP, LLDip, BEng (Hons), CEnv, FRAgS, PMIAgrM

2010

‘As a past delegate, I think the course gave me in insight into the working of government and policy ...Read more

Andrew Crossley, FIAgrM

Farms DIrector Thurlow Estate Farms Ltd

2016

Rory Hutchings

Director & Head of Rural Practice, JCP Solicitors

2018

Cedric Porter

Global Potato Market

2006

“I attended the 2006 course. It gave me a great insight into UK and European agriculture, but more ...Read more

Richard Maunder

Devon County Agricultural Association

2002

Heather Gorringe

Wiggly Wigglers

2008

‘This course helped to open up my mind to the possibilities and opportunities I had within my business. ...Read more

Maxwell Mutema

2008

David Cotton, FRIAgrM

HE Cotton & Son

2006

‘An outcome of the course is that it gave me the confidence to realise that I have many skills which are ...Read more

Martin Waite, PMIAgrM

Regional Agricultural Manager - AMC plc

2016

 ‘The IAgrM Leadership Course was excellent in many ways from enhancing self confidence and ...Read more

John Stanley

Blackbrook Longhorns

2002

Ian Damms, MSc, PMIAgrM

Breeze & Freeze

2014

Julian Gaffney, MIAgrM

Macfarlane Rural Business Ltd

2018

The leadership programme has greatly enhanced my professional confidence and network, given me courage to ...Read more

Al Brooks, PMIAgrM

Faccombe Estates Ltd

2018

David Gardner, FIAgrM, CEnv

Independant Agriculturalist

2010

Nick Green, FIAgrM, CEnv

Alvis Bros Ltd

2008

Attending the Institute programme gave me time away from my day to day business activities and allowed time to ...Read more

Johnny Wake, MIAgrM

Courteen Hall Estate

2016

‘The course was, without doubt, career-changing for me. It gave me the perspective I needed to see what ...Read more

Robert Shepherd, PMIAgrM

Current Co-Director of the Leadership Development Course

2008

Clare Greener, BSc (Hons), MSc, NSch, PMIAgrM, ARAgS

County Advisor - NFU

2010

Cormac McKervey

Ulster Bank

2006

Julian Sayers, FIAgrM

Adkin

2002

Taking part in the programme helped me to hone my existing skills and to develop new areas of expertise both ...Read more

Lord Iveagh, FIAgrM

Elvedon Estate

2004

Simon Wetherill

Contract Farmer

2004

Angus Chalmers, MIAgrM

Managing Director - RDP Marketing

2010

‘The course was inspirational and created a close knit group – it helped create belief in our ...Read more

Sam Briant-Evans, MIAgrM

Senior Farms Manager - Velcourt Limited Fortescue

2018

Joanne Cribb, MIAgrM

Senior Manager, CEO Division NFU Mutual

2018

Janet Godfrey

President of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society; Chairman of the Northern Lincolnshire Local Action Group; A Member of the Humber ESIF committee; Food and Farming representative on the Lincolnshire Critical Infrastructure Group and A member of the Lincolnshire Forum for Agriculture and Horticulture

2006

Andrew Buckley, MIAgrM

Farms Director - Lockwood Estates Ltd

2016

Gordon Gatward, FIAgrM

RuServe (Rural Services)

2002

Steven Watkins, NSch, FRAgS

Partner - HW Watkins & Sons

2010

Gwyn Jones

AHDB

2002

Jane Craigie, P.Agric (MIAgrM)

2010

‘The IAgrM Leadership Development Programme had a profound impact on me. The three weeks are intense, ...Read more

David Watson, PMIAgrM

Bidwells

2010

Nick Shorter, PMIAgrM

Velcourt Ltd

2010

Andrew Ward, MBE, PMIAgrM

Roy Ward (Farms) Ltd

2010

“Being selected for the course changed my life. Wynn Jones and the late John Alliston and were my course ...Read more

Alastair Leake, FIAgrM, CEnv

Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust

2010

Andrew Pitts

Director - Oxford Farming Conference

2010

Stephen Jacob, PIAgrM

CEP - BASIS

2018

Barclay Bell, MIAgrM

Past-President of the Ulster Farmers' Union

2014

‘Attending the Leadership Development Course was undoubtedly excellent preparation before I stepped in ...Read more

Ivan Lines

2010

Charles Course

Heathpatch Ltd

2002

Chris Musgrave, MIAgrM

Musgrave Group

2006

‘The course was instrumental in pushing me to take on new challenges which at the time of participation ...Read more

David Speller

CEO/Founder - OPTIfarm

2014

Will Gemmill, FIAgrM

Chairman of Regional Executive and Head of Farming - Strutt & Parker

2004

‘I can confirm that having done my Leadership course, I then took on the role as National Chairman of ...Read more

Simon Blandford, PMIAgrM

Savills

2006

James Allen

Managing Director - AgFirst Waikato (2016) Ltd

2014

Andrew Osmond, FIAgrM

Moor Court Farm

2014

Adrian Dolby, MIAgrM

Head of Agriculture - Buccleuch

2014

Matthew Naylor

Managing Director - KW Naylor 7 Son (Holdings) Ltd

2008