Cecilia Pryce

AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Sector Council Member (Merchant)

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Email: cerealsandoilseeds.sectorcouncil@ahdb.org.uk

Cecilia Pryce has 31 years’ commercial experience of working in global trading, shipping, commodity exports, compliance and logistics. Cecilia’s extensive knowledge and distinctive skillset allows her to provide unique insights into today’s complex global cereals markets for a multitude of audiences. Her perspectives are always open and honest, often controversial and thought-provoking, but always valued.

Cecilia is head of research, compliance and shipping at Openfield, Britain’s only national grain marketing and arable inputs co-operative. She has undertaken this role for more than 10 years and she is responsible for analysing all aspects of the UK and global grain industries and providing analysis to Openfield’s in-house trading desk, various grain marketing groups and consumers, which is used to make significant commercial decisions. She also provides regular commentaries and updates to help Openfield’s 4,000 British arable farmer members make their grain marketing decisions.

During her career Cecilia has acquired significant knowledge about grain shipping, logistics, legislation, contract law and supply and demand around the world, all of which helps her in her current role. Prior to this, Cecilia spent over 20 years at Louis Dreyfus Commodities, a multinational trading company, where she traded cereal grains, both in Northern Europe and Australia.

Cecilia was an advisor to the competitiveness working group of the Trade and Agriculture Commission. She is a qualified arbitrator for the Agricultural Industries Confederation and holds a BSc Hons in Agricultural Economics from Wye College London University.

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