Chris Newenham

Chris Newenham

Joint Managing Director, Wilkin and Sons

Chris is a graduate of Writtle University College where he studied horticulture, agriculture and business, gaining an MBA in 2004. He spent 13 years on the board at Writtle completing his time as chair of F&G and vice chair of the board. He is a 2006 Nuffield farming scholar.

Chris has a depth of experience dealing directly with senior level politicians and all forms of media where he has spoken extensively on labour and water related issues. He has been instrumental in developing a successful soft fruit business at Wilkin & Sons where he has worked for the last 20 years. This sits alongside and compliments their extensive fruit production for processing in their onsite factory. He currently chairs the Awards Council of the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers.