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Carl Atkin

Carl is an agribusiness adviser and farm management specialist with Terravost Ltd, an international agribusiness management, consulting and investment firm he co-founded in 2010.

He has worked globally with investors, operators, managers, technology providers and policy makers on a variety of projects from managing farms in the UK, improving supply chain competitiveness and sustainability to helping one of the world’s largest farming companies restructure. His experience covers the upstream and downstream value chain from life sciences and farming to food processing and retailing and spans permanent crops in Australia and the USA to row crops in Western Europe to mixed cropping and dairying in Russia. Prior to Terravost he was a partner at Bidwells and responsible for research and agri-investment.

Carl is particularly interested in the interplay of farm management operations, policy, technology and sustainability and how these will drive agribusiness and food industry change over the coming decades. He has a first class honours degree in agriculture, a postgraduate degree in business administration (MBA) and has attended the Agribusiness Executive Education Course at Harvard Business School. He is involved with a number of charitable and voluntary roles within the industry, including being Chair of the Institute from April 2022.