David Swales

Head of Strategic Insight



Email: David.Swales@ahdb.org.uk


David Swales is the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Boards Head of Strategic Insight. His role covers a diversity of areas from agricultural and trade policy analysis to retail and consumer insight and the evaluation of AHDB programmes and services.


David has authored a number of AHDB’s Horizon reports on issues relating to Brexit. He has provided evidence on this topic to parliamentary select committees, ministers, civil servants and levy payers. A geographer by training, David specialised in agricultural geography and rural change. Before joining AHDB David held a number of economic and skills-related research roles. This included a spell as Research Manager at Lantra, the Sector Skills Council for the land-based sector.



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