James Eckley

James Eckley, Chief Officer of the NFYFC, joined the NFYFC in 1996 as General Manager of HOPS – one of the then Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme Operators.  James left HOPS in 2004 and worked with a consultancy specialising in agricultural employment for two years.  In 2006 James returned to NFYFC in a senior management role to oversee NFYFC’s operations and governance.
James studied Field Grown Crop Production (Fresh Produce) – large scale fruit and vegetable farming. After college, James was a YFC member – Abingdon YFC, Oxfordshire and was Chair of the Executive among other YFC roles.