Richard Benwell

Richard Benwell


Richard Benwell is chief executive of Wildlife & Countryside Link. Previously he has been policy adviser to the Secretary of State at Defra, worked on policy and advocacy at WWT and RSPB, and served as a director of Westmill Solar Cooperative and a clerk in the House of Commons Commission.

A New Era For Farming: Modern Farmers Who Can Deliver Nature’s Recovery

Kellogg's Origins Soil Tent

2021-2024 marks the Agricultural Transition Period, where the make-up of our farming policy will change forever to favour an approach of ‘public money for public goods’. In his announcement of the Agricultural Transition Plan, Defra Secretary of State George Eustice set out a vision to support a “Fusion of the traditional principles of good farm […]