22 August 2017
NFU Organic Forum Dairy and Livestock open day

On-farm event hosted by John Alpe, Lancashire

29 August 2017
Assessing the health of your soil

GREATsoils Trial Demonstration: Tolhurst Organics



16 August 2017
Accelerating the transition to robust potato varieties

Dutch organic sector showing the way

11 August 2017
Tree to Heat: Making the most of on-farm woody resources

Report from Wakelyns Agroforestry workshop



16 August 2017
Promoting crop diversification in European agriculture

A major 5-year European project ˗ DiverIMPACTS launched

Mr. Richard Holmes

Job title

Deputy Director - Finance and Resources

Contact details

Email prefix: richard.h (add suffix @organicresearchcentre.com)
Phone: +44(0)1488 658298 - extn. 551
Postal address: Elm Farm, Hamstead Marshall, Newbury RG20 0HR

Academic qualifications

  • BSc Hons Engineering Science, The University of Exeter (BSc Hons)
  • Qualified Accountant: Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA)
  • Qualified Company Secretary: Associate of the Institute of Company Secretaries and Administrators (ACIS)
  • Associate Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (AMIMechE)

Main roles and responsibilities

To support the Trustees and Executive Director in the efficient management of the Organic Research Centre, with responsibility for finance, physical and human resources, to lead the administrative team and to be part of the Senior Management Team.

External activities

  • Member of the Board of Governors of the University of the West of England in Bristol, where he also serves on the Audit Committee, and the Strategic Planning and Performance Committee.
  • Volunteer for the Scout Association helping young people to develop and take a full role in society.