A former pupil of the area has been given the role of a lifetime after being appointed into a European position in the Agriculture Trade.
Carre’s Grammar School alumnus Paul Howard Rooke has been appointed President of CELCAA in Brussels, the European Liaison Committee for the Agricultural and Agri-Food Trade, the voice of European Traders in agri-food commodities.
Paul, 46, is the eldest son of Jenny and Barry Rooke, of Digby. He left Carre’s Grammar School in 1985 and graduated from Harper Adams Agricultural College in 1992 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Agricultural Production. He has also gained a post-graduate qualification in law.
Paul works for AIC (Agricultural Industries Confederation) in Peterborough where he is head of policy and external relations and also head of crop marketing and seed distribution.
CELCAA is made up of a number of European organisations representing companies who are trading a range of agricultural commodities such as cereals, animal feed and poultry.
Paul, who lives in Little Hale Fen, is married to Nicki and they have two children, Elisha and Samuel. Paul and Nicki also breed Hampshire Down sheep which they show at several agricultural shows, one of them being Heckington Show. Nicki is also a graduate from Harper Adams Agricultural College and works at Sleaford Medical Centre.