We are pleased to announce that the Herefordshire Rural Hub has appointed Liz Lloyd as its new Chair.

Liz said: “I am delighted to be part of Herefordshire Rural Hub and I am looking forward to helping it fulfil its important purpose. The success of our farming and rural businesses is vital to the success of the county as a whole, and I have long admired the Hub’s ability to draw people together in support of this common aim.”

Christine Hope, outgoing Chair and owner and manager of Hope’s of Longtown, said: “Liz brings valuable skills and experience to the Hub and I echo the thoughts of everyone here when I say we are thrilled she has agreed to take on the role of Chair.”

Liz was born and grew up on the family farm in the Golden Valley in Herefordshire, where the family still farms and where, as part of a farm diversification plan, they have developed a group of barns into luxury holiday accommodation. Liz moved back to the county 15 years ago. Her career has included roles as operations manager for PGL Adventure Ltd and business development director for the Youth Hostels Association. She is a field officer for Four Acre Trust, a charity founded by her partner that supports charities that give individuals – mainly children and young people – help in making the most of their lives.

Liz and Christine will work alongside each other until the end of the year, when Liz will take over the role of Chair full time.

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