Tony was Chairman of the NIAB Board from 2003 to 2012.
He oversees the operation of a family farm in East Yorkshire where pigs are reared from progeny to bacon and wheat, oilseed rape and vining beans are grown. In 2005, he was awarded the OBE for services to agriculture.
Tony was elected to the NFU Council in 1981 and went on to serve as Chairman of the National Cereal Committee from 1987 to 1992 and as Vice-President and Deputy President between 1992 and 2000. Mr Pexton has served on the Council of the Oxford Farming Conference, acting as Chairman in 2002, and as a Board member of Assured Food Standards, and Chairman of the Assured Combinable Crops Scheme. In 2007 he was appointed Chairman of the Farmers Club. He was formerly Chairman of the Sustainable Arable Link Research & Development Programme Management Committee for Defra. He is also a Nuffield Scholar (N.Sch), was Chairman of the Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust from 2008-2009 and is a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Societies (FRAgs).