BPTA Officials

BPTA Officials


BPTA Officials

Richard Dannatt

Deputy Vice President

RS Cockerill

After studying for a National Certificate and a National Diploma in Agriculture at the Lincolnshire College of Agriculture I joined KP Agriculture in the mid 1990’s to supply crisping potatoes to their factory. In the 2000’s KP Agriculture was tak...

Jon Rooke



Jon Rooke – is the production manager for HZPC UK. Jon was brought up on the family farm in North Yorkshire. He went to Harper Adams to study Agriculture with crop management in 2003. Once qualified he started at Greenvale AP at Tern Hill in 2007 ...

John Addams-Williams

Assistant Secretary

British Potato Trade Association

Gerard Croft


British Potato Trade Association

Gerard Croft (BPTA Past President 2010-2012) was instrumental in the merger of NASPM and SPTA to form BPTA in 2006. A Council member of NASPM since his co-option in 1998 during which time he sat on and latterly chaired the Seed Regulations Committ...

Alistair Melrose

Vice President

J & E Smillie

After graduating from Aberdeen University, I spent a couple of years as Assistant Farms Manager at Strathmore Estates, Glamis before starting my career in potatoes with Nickerson Seeds supervising their own growing seed area. Following a brief spe...

Council Members

Alex Moore

Agrico UK

Andrew Johnson

Wolds Produce

Charlie Trembath

East Suffolk Produce

Colin Ross

McCain Potatoes

Niall Arbuckle

Greenvale AP

Nici Smith


Nigel Allam


Paul Wood

Meijer Seed Potatoes Ltd

Peter Hewett


Robert Doig

Robert JS Doig Ltd

Sandy McGowan

Cygnet PEP Ltd

Will Shields

Lamb Weston