Red Tractor Assurance (RTA) has named Sainsbury’s former head of agriculture Sue Lockhart as its new head of assurance.
Lockhart joins STA today (2 October) bringing with her a wealth of experience spanning food technology, regional sourcing, innovation and sustainability.
She will now take a leading role in the continued development of RTA’s farm standards, the organisation said.
She said: “Consumers have never been so close to their food and there is an increasing desire to understand where it has come from and how it was produced.
“Red Tractor Assurance has a huge role to play in ensuring that farmers are producing food that shoppers demand while at the same time being the symbol of safe, traceable food that consumers look for.”
Red Tractor CEO Jim Moseley said: “We are delighted that Sue is joining our team, adding considerable strength at a critical time when we are developing Red Tractor in to a flagship scheme which can both protect and promote British agriculture.”