John is Farm Manager for MJ & SC Collins, a family-owned business on the Essex/Herts border farming 1200 ha (hectares) alongside arable contracting, land drainage and a large commercial portfolio consisting of industrial, residential and office property.
He's been Farm Manager for MJ & SC Collins for 10 years, having previously worked for Farmcare/The Co-operative Farms and Velcourt, predominantly in East Anglia.
Originally from North Yorkshire, John's educated to degree level with a BSC Honours in Agriculture and Business Management from Writtle College and has continued his development throughout his career with additional qualifications from BASIS Registration, The Institute of Leadership & Management and Institute of Occupational Safety & Health.
John is married with two young children. In his spare time, he races his motorbike in off-road rallies and endurance events, having competed in international FIM Rallies. He also likes to keep fit and play squash.