Will Holmes

Head of Commercial Excellence, Syngenta Crop Protection

Will Holmes is the Head of Commercial Excellence at Syngenta Crop Protection, where he leads efforts to develop and maintain the capabilities of the commercial organization, focusing on enhancing sales and marketing functions through people, tools, and systems. Will has maintained various connections with MDS since university, including roles as a secondment manager and now as a sponsor within Syngenta.

Will has been a Director on the MDS board for the past six years, contributing his extensive experience from diverse roles in the agricultural sector. His background spans working on farms in the UK, years in the UK supply industry for crop protection and seeds, and roles in global corporate agriculture and agribusiness.

Will leverages his understanding of MDS’s history with a supportive yet questioning approach, driving discussions around the business’s evolution to meet the current and future needs of its membership. His expertise and strategic vision make him a valuable asset to the MDS board, ensuring the continued growth and development of the organisation and its trainees.