Ken Sutherland

Director of Finance & Business Services and Secretary of the NFU

Ken Sutherland was born and raised on a raspberry farm in Perthshire, before earning a degree in History from the University of Edinburgh. After moving to London he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1988, since then, he has held senior financial posts in several commercial sectors, including leasing and television. As an experienced commercial Finance Director with extensive knowledge leading IT, investment management and HR to name a few, Ken has a reputation for business turnarounds.

He joined one of the largest employers associations in Europe, the NFU, on New Year’s Day 2002 and is responsible for finance, corporate taxation, HR, property and investments, compliance, NFU Call First, the Legal Assistance Scheme, and other business services; at present, he is the Chair of NFU Energy Limited and directs several HQ departments. Ken is also director of FEC Energy Limited and the NFU Staff Pension Scheme Trust Company. Amongst his other accolades, he is Chairman of the Audit Committee for the Royal Bath & West of England Society, and Director of NFU Services Limited and the NFU Staff Pension Trust Co.

To book Ken Sutherland as the agricultural finance speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Ken is known to cover the following topics:

  • Agricultural Finance
  • Finance & Futurism
  • International Politics
  • History
  • Drive & Determination