Teresa is from a farming family. She attended Writtle Agricultural College and then worked in the grain trade as a farm trader and in the malting industry. Later, she was Group Secretary for the NFU working in south Essex.
Teresa has worked for Summers Wykes-Sneyd for 12 years as Assistant to Hector Wykes-Sneyd dealing with all aspects of Estate Management, dealing with the RPA in respect of Basic Payment Scheme applications and all stewardship schemes.
Married to a Suffolk farmer, they work in partnership on the family arable farm and beef cattle enterprise. Teresa has three children, all involved in agriculture. Teresa has been heavily involved with Young Farmers for many years and is currently Suffolk YFC President.