Lizzie Downes

Lizzie Downes

I joined Promar in 2011, after graduating from Harper Adams University in 2011 with a BSc (Hons) in Agri-Food with Marketing and Business Studies.

As a member of the Agri-Food team I delivered a range of projects. These included evaluating Ukraine’s dairy industry, assessing apple growing in New Zealand, and analysing the red-meat sector on Orkney. In addition, I managed the Tesco Future Farmer Foundation, helping to improve producers’ supply chain knowledge.

I left Promar in 2018 to work for the Holstein UK Group for four and a half years, with much of my time there focusing on the development of their genomics services and tissue testing provision. 

In December 2022 I re-joined Promar as a Senior Consultant and am now based in the Data and Insights team, aiding with the delivery of projects for clients such as Defra. 

Outside of work I enjoy Eventing my horse and run a smallholding with my husband, where we lamb around 40 ewes each year along with running a livery business and raising two little boys.