Robert Gazely PMIAgrM
Robert Gazely is Senior Associate Director in Strutt and Parker’s Farming Department and Head of farming in Essex and Kent, managing a team of six providing farm management on 20,000 acres, crop management on 28,000 acres and consultancy services on 55,000 acres.
How does institute membership help you in your current role?
In a number of ways. Attendance at events and being involved as a member of Council creates opportunities for personal development and access to a wide network. I was previously Chairman of the Mid-Anglia branch and this role helped me develop my skills in leadership and communication. The Journal helps broaden my understanding while PAgric status is recognition of both industry knowledge and experience.
Where of you see yourself in 5-10 years and how will membership help you reach your goal?
I hope to be working closely with forward-thinking and progressive landowners and farmers to develop sustainable future-proofed businesses, well placed to meet the challenges they will undoubtedly face.
The Institute will help me by providing top quality training and development to broaden and hone my skills, as well as regular access to networking opportunities. It will also be increasing important in the future to be an active member of a professional and well-respected organisation.
How regularly do you attend regional and national events?
I attend Council meeting three times a year and approximately four branch meetings annually. I always try to get to the National Farm Management Conference and the National Farm Walk as they are really rewarding days.
What is the biggest benefit of membership?
The opportunity to engage freely with senior stakeholders from across the industry in a supportive environment and to raise my industry profile.