Patrick Graf Grote

Managing Director, Grimme UK

Patrick Graf Grote is the Managing Director of GRIMME UK Ltd, where he oversees the GRIMME machinery brand in the UK and Ireland. His responsibilities encompass strategy setting, leadership of operational and support teams, and accountability for business results. Patrick has been with GRIMME since 2012, initially serving as a country manager in export from the German headquarters before assuming his current role in the UK. His diverse experience in the Field Vegetable and Root crop sector spans multiple countries, reflecting his global perspective and expertise.

Patrick’s journey began with a degree in Agricultural Business Management from Hartpury University, enriched by his upbringing on a tenant farm in Norfolk and strong ties to Eastern European agriculture.

He joined the MDS board 18 months ago, bringing valuable insights from his extensive background in agricultural machinery, cultural development, change management, and generational transition. While his direct relationship with MDS began with managing secondments, Patrick has worked with numerous MDS alumni, understanding the program’s impact on the industry. His strategic vision and commitment to innovation make him a key contributor to MDS, supporting the development of future leaders in agriculture.