NIAB CEO Mario Caccamo appointed OFC Director

17 Oct 2023
NIAB CEO Professor Mario Caccamo has joined the Oxford Farming Conference Board.


The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC), the UK’s leading agricultural, business and food event, has announced three new Directors will join their board.

NIAB CEO Professor Mario Caccamo, farm estate manager David Hill, and food and drink consultant and coordinator Sheena Horner, will commence their three-year term from January 2024.

With more than triple the number of applications than in previous years, the interview panel were keen to select individuals who had experience and knowledge within research and data, farming and management, and food and drink.

Commenting on his appointment, Professor Caccamo said, “I am delighted to join the OFC Council at a time of change for the farming industry, the most profound in generations. In the UK, we are leaders in delivering a more modern approach to farming which we should embrace, promote and celebrate. The OFC plays a unique role in supporting the farming industry in this transition, and I am looking forward to contributing to it.”

The 2024 conference will take place from 3 to 5 January 2024 following the theme “The Power of Diversity”, looking at the diversity of thought, business, environment and people. The programme, speakers and tickets are now available via our dedicated website section, here