12 September 2018
Weed control and green manures

Buckwheat for couch control field lab

15 November 2018
UK Organic Congress 2018

Going for Growth Transforming organic food and farming in the UK



17 August 2018
Global assessment of agricultural system redesign

Agricultural sustainability is delivering increases in productivity and improving the environment, and has spread to 163 million farms worldwide

7 August 2018
Dean Organic Fund interest free loans

Second round of applications now open



18 June 2018
Government support needed for agroforestry

Parliamentary wake up call for putting trees at the heart of agriculture

Mr. Richard Holmes

Job title

Director of Finance and Resources

Contact details

Email prefix: richard.h (add suffix @organicresearchcentre.com)
Phone: +44(0)1488 658298 - extn. 551
Postal address: Elm Farm, Hamstead Marshall, Newbury RG20 0HR

Academic qualifications

  • BSc Hons Engineering Science, The University of Exeter (BSc Hons)
  • Qualified Accountant: Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA)
  • Qualified Company Secretary: Associate of the Institute of Company Secretaries and Administrators (ACIS)
  • Associate Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (AMIMechE)

Main roles and responsibilities

To support the Trustees and Executive Director in the efficient management of the Organic Research Centre, with responsibility for finance, physical and human resources, to lead the administrative team and to be part of the Senior Management Team.

External activities

  • Member of the Board of Governors of the University of the West of England in Bristol, where he also serves on the Audit Committee, and the Strategic Planning and Performance Committee.
  • Volunteer for the Scout Association helping young people to develop and take a full role in society.