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De Lacy Executive, the Agriculture and Food Executive Recruitment specialist, has appointed Stuart Goodinson as its new Managing Director.

Stuart has over 30 years' experience in the agricultural supply industry. After studying at Seale Hayne, and a period in arable product sales and sales management he joined Technicrop where he had responsibility for business development, trading teams and laboratory analysis.

He later moved to DairyCo (now AHDB Dairy) leading the Knowledge Transfer function and for the last six years has been Country Manager for Lallemand Animal Nutrition in the UK, Ireland and South Africa.

De Lacy Executive, is the principal recruitment specialist in the Agriculture and Food sector operating in the UK and internationally. It has a proven track record in the appointment of industry professionals across all disciplines and at all levels from graduate trainee to chief executive.

De Lacy was recently acquired by Canadian based, AgCareers.com Canada, a part of the Farms.com group of companies. Farms.com is a supplier of technology based information products & services for the global agriculture and food industry. Other Farms.com businesses in the recruitment sector include AgCareers.com and CareersInFood.com. The purchase of De Lacy Executive will provide, to both clients and candidates, increased exposure to the business's unique global search and selection recruitment services.

John Davies the founder of De Lacy Executive will act as a consultant until next year, enabling a smooth transition for clients and candidates.

Mr Goodinson comments: "The need to find the most talented and suitable staff to fill vacancies, to allow business opportunities to be exploited, has never been greater. By providing strategic recruitment consultancy, in-depth selection processes and by continuing to adopt new techniques and toolsets, De Lacy will continue to provide unrivalled support to businesses across the food and farming sectors in the UK and further afield. De Lacy's goal is to assist its clients in building stronger and more effective teams and reducing the risk and costs of failing to make the best appointment."

Graham Dyer, President of the Farms.Com Group says "We welcome Stuart with his breadth of people management and business experience at this exciting time for De Lacy. He will enable us to continue to serve our clients and candidates in the UK and internationally through the continued development of De Lacy Executive's unique search and selection recruitment service in an era of persistent marketplace changes, which are creating unparalleled career opportunities in these sectors."

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