Machinery Team

Whether you want to buy or hire, with AF you get best value deals for tractors, trucks and all sorts of other machinery – and the parts that keep them running – for your everyday farm business tasks.

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Robert Dunham

Procurement Manager

I have always had an interest for understanding all things mechanical and enjoy the procurement of farm machinery for Members.

Before joining AF, I ran my own business as a registered firearms dealer and gunsmith so I have always been involved with the farming community. It was a great opportunity to come to AF as a machinery specialist. Out of work I run and show a classic Jaguar and have over the years owned and refurbished various Land Rovers etc.


Jill Roberson

Machinery Specialist

I enjoy the pace and variety of conversations with Members to help their businesses.

I have been involved in the agricultural industry one way or another for over 30 years. I ran my own independent retail business for 10 years and have extensive administration and customer experience. Outside of work I’m an eco-blogger and keen gardener.

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Greg Purling

Vehicles Specialist

I use my experience to use the best methods and networks to procure vehicles for AF Members.

I have nine years of experience in the vehicles role at AF, over which time I have built up an extensive and in-depth knowledge of the vehicle industry, developing the best methods and numerous contacts to procure vehicles for AF Members. Previous to my time at AF, I worked in the buying office of a plastics manufacturer, so have been in purchasing roles for the whole of my working life.

Kristian Dunham

Head of Livestock Inputs & General

I cover one of the most diverse areas within AF with a wide variety of product areas.

I have been working with AF and our Members for much of my career, initially through an approved supplier before joining the General Supplies team within AF. Over the last four years I have moved on to become the Business Manager for General, one of the most diverse areas within AF and one that crosses over with many other departments.  This position is key in that it gives me a unique insight into how the needs of our Members and the departments they use are intertwined, with many natural cross overs that, once identified, can add value for Members and maximise returns from every interaction.

Kelvin Sloper

Machinery Specialist

I have worked in agricultural supply and merchanting throughout my career, building up an extensive knowledge of the industry.

Before joining AF, I worked for a long-established machinery dealership undertaking a diverse role with responsibility for sales, purchasing and finance.  Prior to this, I spent time with an importer of agricultural implements and also worked for a large multi-national company as well as spending several years with an agricultural co-operative.


I now enjoy using the knowledge and experience I have gained to procure machinery products for AF members.