David Alvis is a Lead Technologist with the Technology Strategy Board with co-responsibility for the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Innovation Platform. He represents the TSB on the GO-Science Food Research Partnership and is a member of the FRP Research Translation sub-group and the Dairy Science Forum.
David has a BSc in Agriculture from Wye College, University of London and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management. He is also a Nuffield Scholar with over 20 years management experience in the agricultural industry ranging from farm management to commercial and general management roles in the fresh produce sector, with Greenvale AP and in the agricultural supply sector with the Roullier group.
David worked for the TSB as a consultant from February 2010 and from May 2012 joined the organisation as Lead technologist on a part-time basis, dividing his time between his TSB role and his own business, Winstone Agribusiness Consulting Ltd.
Calum Murray is a lead technologist with the Technology Strategy Board with co-responsibility for the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Innovation Platform. He represents the TSB on the Programme Coordination Group of BBSRC’s Global Food Security initiative and the International sub-group of the Food Research Partnership and a member of the LEAF Advisory Board.
Calum graduated from Aberdeen University with an honours degree in agriculture in 1982. His career started with ADAS in Suffolk, moved into farm business consultancy before joining SAC back in Scotland in 1990. In 1995 he was appointed by Bank of Scotland as national agricultural specialist. In 2006 he was appointed Regional Director for NFU Mutual Finance, a Bank of Scotland JV.
Following the merger of HBoS and Lloyds, Calum joined the Technology Strategy Board in Feb 2010.