Remit for Advisory Committee Chairmen


To define, in collaboration with the Director and other industry personnel as appropriate, the guiding objectives and strategic direction for the Committee’s sphere of activity.  In the case of the Vice Chairman of the R&D Advisory Committee, who chairs both the Knowledge Transfer and Evaluation Committees, their remit is the same as that described below.

To present to both Committee and Board plans and proposals that address the strategic objectives of the Committee.

To develop and prepare, in conjunction with the Director, the Annual Business Plan for approval by the Committee including proposals for the expenditure budget and to ensure regular reviews of progress are conducted against the defined objectives.

  • To monitor and review, in conjunction with the Director, the plan for committee meetings, including
  • Preparation of agenda
  • Completion of agreed actions
  • Availability of relevant papers
  • Responsibilities, as appropriate, for committee members

To lead and manage committee meetings to ensure a balanced debate so that well founded decisions are reached.

  • To attend all meetings of the Advisory Committee Chairman’s Group to
  • Identify and review the strategic direction for AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds activities
  • Monitor the effectiveness of communications
  • Report progress against targets
  • Propose an agreed expenditure budgets in conjunction with the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive.

To attend all Board meetings to report progress made by the committee and inform debate on the future direction and level of all AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds activities.

To represent the Committee through participation at events aimed at the target audiences for its activities.

To inform levypayers, through relevant channels, of the range of services and information generated and disseminated by AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds in support of the industry.

To report regularly to stakeholder organisations, particular the one that they represent, the progress and success of AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds in supporting the industry.

To ensure that suitable and appropriate candidates are identified and developed to take on the role of chairman at the required time