President & CEO
Martin Davies’s 25 years in the agricultural industry have included posts within corporate agriculture, consultancy and investment. Prior to joining Westchester in September 2014 he led the deployment of institutional investors’ capital into farmland in New Zealand, Australia, Romania, Poland and Chile for Bank of New York Mellon’s asset management subsidiary Insight Investment. After 13 years with the Cooperative Group Farms in the UK, his lead into agricultural investing was 5 years spent working on agricultural investment projects for private investors in Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine. An Agricultural graduate of The University of Reading, Martin was Chairman of the 2017 Oxford Farming Conference. He was a 2006 Nuffield Scholar and is a member of the Institute of Agricultural Management and a Director of Nuffield International.