NFU Mutual, the leading farm insurance company in the UK, has recently announced the appointment of Dr Christine Kennedy OBE as a main board director for the Stratford on Avon based insurer.
Christine has previously served on several agricultural sector board’s and has a long association with the Ulster Farmers’ Union. Along with her husband James, she runs the family farm at Donaghadee, Co Down.
Commenting on the appointment, Ulster Farmers’ Union president Ian Marshall said: “NFU Mutual as a business is an integral part of the support regime for NI’s farmers and the presence and staff which we as a union share with the NFU Mutual ensures that together we provide an unrivalled network of front line support for our members and the wider agricultural industry.
“We are very pleased with Christine’s appointment to the NFU Mutual Board and we know that she will contribute strongly to shaping the organisational and strategic direction of the business as well as bringing a particular empathy for the needs of the NFU Mutual’s customers in Northern Ireland.”
Commenting on her appointment, Christine said: “For me, as someone who holds the future of the agricultural industry in general and the Northern Ireland agricultural industry in particular very close to my heart, it is a great honour to be appointed to the board of such an important, long established and influential agricultural business.
“The NFU Mutual recently celebrated its 100th birthday and I am looking forward to being part of the board as it embarks on its second century of serving the farming and rural community.”