Andy Read

I have worked in Government since 1987 moving to Defra in December 2004.  I worked on the Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) condition target until 2010 when I moved into the Biodiversity policy programme. 

A combined background in policy and finance enabled me to move to the Organic Team  two years ago since when I have been working with the Organic Sector, including Organic Control Bodies, to ensure the correct implementation of the EU organic regulations.

 Outside of work I am a keen road cyclist and gardener (when my children allow me the time).  Living close to the Mendip Hills in North Somerset allows us as a family to enjoy the best of our natural environment.