FACE Chairman Ian Pigott awarded OBE
Friday, 08 January 2016 10:43

Ian P photo 2  2Congratulations to FACE Chairman, Ian Pigott, on being awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list, 2016.


Ian has served as a trustee of FACE since May 2005, succeeding John Lee OBE as chairman in 2013.  Over that period Ian has made an immense contribution to the growth and development of FACE and since his time as chairman Ian has overseen a strengthening of the trustee body with a greater focus on skills required.

Ian farms the Thrales End family farm and neighbouring Annable’s Farm near Harpenden. He is dedicated to enhancing the education of children with regards to food and farming and with his wife Gilly has established his prestigious Farmschool which welcomes parties of schoolchildren throughout the year to experience science, geography, history and sociology-linked activities on the farm as well as opportunities to cook farm produce in the designer kitchen.

Ian was also the originator of Open Farm Sunday, LEAF’s highly successful annual event for the general public.

We are very pleased that Ian’s commitment to a greater understanding of the importance of farming has been acknowledged and rewarded in this way.