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Neville Cavendish

Neville Cavendish

Neville is Head of Co-design for the Defra Future farming and Countryside Programme. Neville has been in the programme since June 2020 and was responsible for developing and establishing the co-design team. He leads on some of our engagement with farmers who do co-design with us and is responsible for making sure we are doing co-design in the right way with the right people and on the right things.

Neville has been in the civil service for c.20 years and has experience mostly in operations/service delivery, strategy and business/service transformation. He has spent much of his time over the past ten years looking at how we can improve services or systems for our customers and staff.

Co-design in 2022: reflections, plans and principles

Three people in conversation at Dairy Day

More than 4,000 people from across the farming community in England are now working with us to design, pilot, test and trial new farming policies and schemes. In this post, we’ll explain how we’re working with the farming community. We'll also share the 7 co-design principles we’re encouraging groups to follow.

Things we learned about co-design at this summer's agricultural shows 

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Defra staff at an agricultural show

We recently published a blog post about the things we learned at this summer’s agricultural shows which took place up and down the country. At most of those shows, we ran co-design taster sessions for members of the farming community, so they could get a sense, first-hand, of how they could shape our policies. In this post, we're going to talk about some other things we learned that directly relate to co-design.