Ken Greetham originates from a farming background, studied Agricultural Marketing and Business Administration at Harper from 1979 to 1982 and, 40 years on, is honoured to return as a Board member. He describes the AMBA course as an invaluable experience, creating a strong foundation for a career in the agricultural supply industry. He established a joint venture agricultural distribution business in 1987, which became integrated into the Wynnstay Group in 1997. Having developed the arable division of Wynnstay, he was appointed as Chief Executive of the Group in 2008, retiring from the business in 2018.
Ken has significant experience in corporate and strategic planning and development of commercial businesses. He was a member the Agricultural Industries Confederation Strategy Group, having previously served on the UKASTA national fertiliser committee, including representation on the FACTS committee.
Ken was co-opted onto the Harper Adams Audit and Risk Management committee in 2019. He is a non-executive director of The James Hutton Institute, the highly reputable agricultural research institute based in Dundee, and a Member of Empower, a Multi Academy Educational Trust based in Shropshire.
Living in North Shropshire for 35 years, Ken is married with two daughters and four grandchildren, he enjoys traveling, walking, gardening and, more recently, hunting for miss-hit golf balls!
Department: Board of Governors