24 April 2019
Arable intercropping and variety trials

Field lab meeting at Roundhill Farm, near Swindon

5 June 2019
Integrating Farming and Forestry

Farm Woodland Forum annual meeting



17 April 2019
Formal objection to GM potato crop trial

Plans for new GM crop trial raise objections from leading environmental and farming organisations

17 April 2019
Agroecology and carbon neutrality in Europe by 2050

New french study on reducing greenhouse gases by transitioning to agroecology



21 March 2019
In adversity, what are farmers doing to be more resilient?

Opportunities, barriers and constraints in organic techniques helping to improve the sustainability of conventional farming

Mr. Richard Holmes

Job title

Director of Finance and Resources

Contact details

Email prefix: richard.h (add suffix @organicresearchcentre.com)
Phone: +44(0)1488 646233 - extn. 6233
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.