New face at CLA East

The CLA in the East of England has appointed an additional Regional Surveyor to strengthen its presence in the region.

Tim Woodward of Stone Farm, Felsham in Suffolk, will assist members of the Newmarket based premier land and business organisation with key rural economy issues.

Tim trained at the Royal Agricultural College (RAC), and has practiced as a Rural Surveyor for over 25 years, specialising in estate management and advising institutional, charitable and private landowners.

He was the Rural Surveyor for the National Trust in the East of England for eight years and has recently spent time on a consultancy basis as Interim Chief Surveyor for the CLA at its HQ in Belgrave Square, London.

Tim said: “The CLA is the only organisation that lobbies solely on behalf of rural landowners and businesses, providing them with a much-needed voice at regional and national level.

“During these testing economic times, the CLA’s role is more important now than ever.

“I am looking forward to the challenge of supporting and further strengthening CLA East so that the issues facing landowners from Lowestoft to Lincoln, and beyond – receive the attention they are due from Government.”

CLA East director Nicola Currie said: “Tim has significant knowledge and experience of the rural economy.

“He joins our existing Surveyor, Tim Isaac, as part of our regional and national membership advisory team. We are also currently recruiting for a Regional Adviser to further expand the team in this region.”

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