TAA CV - Mr William Harris

Personal data
Year of Birth: 1954 TAA Member No: 3035
Contact Address: P. O. Box 524, Moshi, Tanzania Nationality: Kenyan
Permanent Phone Number: Mobile Phone No: +255 (0) 784 200818
Email Address: bcharris@kilinet.co.tz Personal Webpage:
Record of posts and assignments
Year Job Title Organisation Country Responsibilities
2011-13 General Manager Taylor Winch (Tanzania) Ltd Tanzania Overseeing operation of a coffee dry mill handling 3,000 tons a year. Liaison with coffee producers, supporting small holder coffee producers. Overseeing logistics of coffee exports.
1998-2000 Senior Group Manager Kakuzi Ltd. Kenya Overall supervision of 5 coffee estates totaling 600 Ha. Supervising the establishment of 120 Ha of this.
1992 - 1998 Group Manger Garton Ltd. Kenya Full responsibility for management of two coffee estates with a total of 380 Ha of coffee.
1986-92 Group Manager Standard Chartered Estate Management Kenya Supervision of a number of small farms and estates taken under direct management by a commercial bank. Included coffee estates and mixed farms with dairy, beef and cereal production.
1979-85 Farm Manager Kinoru Farm Ltd Kenya Managing day to day operations of a 650 Ha mixed farm with 125 Ha Coffee, 300 head Freisan dairy herd, rotating arable area of 450 Ha fpr grazing and cereal production. Developed 40 Ha Tea.
1977 - 79 Project Manager Teramuka Ltd. Kenya Developed from virgin land small scale horticulture including fruit and vegetables for neighbouring mining community
Skills, expertise and qualifications
Principal Discipline:  Agriculture, Agro Industry, Rural Development
Subsidiary fields: Crop protection, Grain/Cereal production, Irrigation, Participatory Development, Plantation Management,
Higher education: BSc Agriculture, Wye College, London University
Countries worked in:  Kenya, Tanzania
Languages: English, Kiswahili
Last Updated: 22/07/2014