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Leadership Transition Marks a New Chapter for Hutchinsons: Building on 85 Years of Success

Crop production specialists Hutchinsons is undergoing a transition in its senior management team ...

During its 85-year history, Hutchinsons has experienced significant growth, positioning itself as a leader in the crop production industry. With this strong foundation and legacy of success, Hutchinsons is strategically preparing for the future by appointing skilled individuals to lead the company towards its Centenary.

David Hutchinson, the Chairman of H L Hutchinson Ltd and also of Hutchinson Group Ltd since 2008, has been a key influence on the companies’ strategic decisions, as well as their operations. However, recognising the growth and scale of the business and to allow him time to contribute for years to come, David will now focus his time as Hutchinson Group Chairman. He will remain a Director of H L Hutchinson Ltd, where he will continue to support colleagues and the business strategy.

Current Managing Director, Andrew McShane, succeeds David as Chairman of the H L Hutchinson Ltd business. Andrew is well-qualified to take on the role of Chairman having been with the business since 1993 and Managing Director since 2008. This new role will allow him to explore the myriad of opportunities for further business development and growth.

Gordon McKechnie, currently Hutchinsons Finance Director, is the new Managing Director from 1st January 2024. From a farming background, with more than a decade of senior leadership experience in agriculture, Gordon joined Hutchinsons in 2020. He has since proven himself as a capable leader and made a significant contribution to the business during this time.

David Hutchinson says: “The commitment to long-term sustainability and growth remains a core principle for Hutchinsons. These leadership changes are carefully planned to ensure that Hutchinsons continues to have a very positive future for many years to come.”


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