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    Professor Bob Bansback

    B.A. Econ, Dip.Ag.Econ

    Honorary Professor in Agricultural Economics

    Photograph of Bob

    Current Professional Roles

    • Advisory Council of the International Meat Secretariat
    • Trustee and Board Member of the Food Training Council
    • Liveryman and Member of the Education Charity Committee of the Worshipful Company of Butchers
    • Contributor and Writer for Food Management Today and Meat Management

    Previous Responsibilities

    • Corporate Strategy and Industry Development Director of the Meat and Livestock Commission (1992 – 2004)
    • Director of the Red Meat Industry Forum (2004 – 2007)
    • Chairman of the Economics Committee of the International Meat Secretariat (2009 – 2015)
    • Board Director, British Food Export Council (1989 – 1997)
    • President, Agricultural Economics Society (1995-1996)
    • Chair, Executive Committee of the Agricultural Economics Society (1996 – 1999)
    • Director, Assured Food Standards (2001 – 2004)
    • Advisory Board, EuroChoices Journal (2008 – 2014)


    •  OBE in 2004 for services to the meat and livestock industries
    • Award of Excellence in 2013 for outstanding contribution to Public Policy, Industry and Society by the Agricultural Economics Society
    • Gold Award in 2021 from the Worshipful Company of Butchers

    Current Role at Harper Adams University

    My Role at Harper Adams University includes:

    • Occasional Lecturer
    • Supporting Role with MRes and other research students
    • Providing access to Meat and Food industry networks in the UK and worldwide
    • Carrying out Scholarship and Award interviews for 3 scholarship awarding bodies
    • Providing links for HAU staff with Food and Meat Industry contacts in major companies and  international organisations

    Make contact with me on


    Academic Department: Food, Land and Agribusiness Management

    Tel: 07768357204

    Office: M66 Main Building


    Other publications

    • Bob Bansback (2014) ‘The Future of the Global Meat Industry’ EuroChoices Vol: 13 No 2, 2014 EuroChoices Vol: 13 No 2, 2014
    Additional Information

    ‘Towards a Broader Understanding of Meat Demand’ Presidential Address: Journal of Agricultural Economics, September 1995 Volume 46 Issue 3



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