David Tite, new manager of Yorkshire Agricultural Society

New manager at Yorkshire Agricultural Society, organiser of the Great Yorkshire Show

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David Tite, CEO of the Driffield Agricultural Society, is to become the new society manager of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, organiser of the four-day Great Yorkshire Show.

Tite will take over from the society’s current manager Mark Stoddart, who is moving on to become the secretary of the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association.

After this year’s Great Yorkshire Show, Tite will join CEO Allister Nixon and new show director Rachel Coates to ensure the Great Yorkshire Show remains a mainstay in the national events calendar. Tite will work closely with Nixon on new opportunities and initiatives to drive the organisation forward.

Tite has worked at the Driffield Showground for more than 30 years, after starting off clearing the site as a 13-year-old.

He said: “This is a fantastic next step for me and whilst I’m saddened to leave Driffield this was an opportunity not to be missed and I’m looking forward to joining a great team and working on the Great Yorkshire Show amongst the other events held on the showground.”

Nixon said: “Mark and David are hugely passionate about the agricultural show industry having both been past national chairs of the Association of Show and Agricultural Organisations. We thank Mark for his passion and commitment to the Yorkshire Agricultural Society and the Great Yorkshire Show over the last 20 years and we are delighted to welcome David with his wealth of show experience from another highly respected agricultural society.

“It is a testament to both Mark and David that they are deeply committed to delivering the Great Yorkshire Show (July 9 – 12) and the Driffield Show (July 17) before moving into their new roles.”