Former chief executive of the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association, John Purling, has died

John Purling was the CEO of the association until 2012 and remained an honorary vice president and m

John Purling was the CEO of the association until 2012 and remained an honorary vice president and member of its council. Photo: Bill Smith - Credit: Bill Smith - Archant

The former chief executive of the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association, John Purling, has died.

John Purling. Photo by Simon Finlay

John Purling. Photo by Simon Finlay - Credit: Archant Norfolk

Mr Purling was the CEO of the association until 2012 and remained an honorary vice president and member of its council.

A spokesman for the organisation said he died unexpectedly at his home on Friday afternoon.

'Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and many close friends at this sad time,' the spokesman said.

• Do you wish to pay tribute? Email luke.powell@archant.co.uk


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