Brett Nightingale has been appointed as the new Managing Director for CF Fertilisers UK.

Formerly Vice President of Sales for parent company CF Industries in Deerfield, Illinois, Brett brings over 20 years of experience in the international fertiliser industry to his new role.

“This is a very exciting time to be joining the UK business,” he says. “Our primary focus will continue to be the production of high quality ammonium nitrate fertilisers such as Nitram and the true granular compound products that have become a staple of UK agriculture.

“But we’re increasingly committed to developing support and knowledge transfer systems to ensure fertilisers are used as efficiently as possible in line with future demands for greater sustainability in agricultural production.

Addressing the bigger picture issues around manufacture and the supply chain will be an increasing element of the role.

CF is already a key player in the HyNet North West initiative looking at carbon capture and storage (CCS) and we are actively involved in the development of clean energy and both green and blue ammonia production.

Brett takes over from David Hopkins who is now retiring after six years in the role following the creation of CF Fertilisers UK in 2015.