Lord Downshire, Non-Executive Director
Length of service
8 years; appointed to the Board in 2008
Chair of Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee
Key skills and experience
Nick joined the Board of Animalcare when it was acquired by Ritchey plc for whom he acted as a director since 1998. Nick is a qualified chartered accountant who has worked in corporate finance and venture capital, plus holding non-executive directorships in a diverse range of businesses in the insurance, agricultural, hospitality, education and technology sectors. He runs an estate in Yorkshire with a range of activities including quarrying, renewables, forestry and a hotel as well as agriculture and property. He is also Chairman of the CLA for Yorkshire and sits on their national policy committee, as well as acting as a Trustee for a number of charitable and land related trusts.