John Henning


New Trustee appointed to Lantra Board

Lantra is delighted to announce the appointment of a new trustee, John Henning, to its Board.

John will not only be lending his extensive knowledge and support to the main Lantra Board of Trustees but, will also be heading up Lantra’s Northern Ireland National Council as its Chair.

He brings with him a wealth of experience having spent his professional career as a banker specialising in agribusiness for over 30 years. He retired Head of Agricultural Relations at Danske Bank UK in December 2016.

John now holds a number of senior roles within the industry including Chairman of AgriSearch and as a Non-Executive Director of the Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock and Countryside Services. He is a Fellow of Royal Agricultural Societies (FRAgS) and a Trustee of the Council for Awards of Royal Agricultural Societies

With an extensive industry network, John actively advocates for the agri-food industry particularly via social media and through agricultural shows. He is a Nuffield Farming Scholar, Past President of the Ulster Grassland Society and a Vice President of the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society where he sits on a number of key committees 

As well as farming, John is also particularly interested in communication, research, succession planning and training, all areas that the Lantra team and its Board of Trustees also hold dear.

Lantra Board of Trustees Chair, Heather Peck commented:

“We are delighted to welcome John to the Board. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and plenty of exciting new ideas.  I am particularly happy that he’ll be carrying on the good work of his predecessor, Ian Marshall, in Northern Ireland. I feel sure his commitment and enthusiasm will continue to help Lantra develop and grow into the future”.

When he’s not out and about championing the sector, John runs a pedigree herd of Aberdeen Angus cattle and is in demand as a livestock judge across the UK and Ireland. Outside farming, John is also passionate about Ulster Rugby and sits on several charitable organisations.