Jonathan Wallis, a partner at land and property specialists George F White, has been appointed the new chairman for the Northumbria and Cumbria branch of The Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV).
CAAV is a specialist professional body and its members are agricultural and rural valuers who provide professional advice and valuation expertise on issues affecting the countryside. These range from tenancy matters, sales and purchase of farms and land to taxation issues, conservation matters and farming structures.
Jonathan said: “I am delighted to be elected as regional chairman. It’s a very prestigious role and I would like to thank all those who voted for me to become the chairman for Northumbria and Cumbria. I look forward to the year ahead now that I have been officially inaugurated.”
He will be responsible for chairing a committee that make decisions on membership and finance matters, rules and protocol as well as reporting back to the council and executives of the association.
Charles Meynell, senior vice-president at CAAV, said “It is great to see Jonathan elected as chairman.
“The Northumbria and Cumbria branch is thriving and it is a sign of confidence in Jonathan that, at a time when there is so much to be done in the agricultural and rural community, the members see him as their leader for the next year.
“Issues surrounding the implementation of the Basic Payment Scheme, for example, are but one of many that at national level we at the Central Association and the Branch at local level will be working closely to resolve over the coming months.”