The government has appointed two new members to the board of the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), one of which will be chair of the pork sector.†
Jason Feeney has been appointed chief executive of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), effective immediately.†
Snowbird Foodsí new commercial director Helen Swan will spearhead its product development and marketing programmes.†
The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Beef & Lamb has appointed its first halal sector manager.†
Boosting cost management across whole farm businesses will be one of the main priorities for the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Boardís (AHDB) newly appointed farm benchmarking manager.†
Four new members have been appointed to the AHDB Pork board to replace members whose terms of office will end on 31 March 2017.†
Poultry producer 2 Sisters has made two key appointments to its UK team.†
Dr Heather McCalman has joined Quality Meat Scotlandís (QMS) industry development team as its knowledge transfer specialist.†
Philip Hambling has been appointed head of food and farming for the National Farmersí Union (NFU).†
ABP Food Group has appointed Finbarr McDonnell as chief operating officer, effective from April this year, filling the role vacated by Frank Stephenson, who was named group chief executive in October 2016.†
Uel Morton, chief executive of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), is to step down from his role later this year.†
In a move to increase production and consumption of certified 100% grass-fed beef, lamb and dairy in the UK, the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association (PFLA) has appointed its first chief executive.†
The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has announced the appointment of Nick Allen as its new chief executive.
Hybu Cig Cymru Ė Meat Promotion Walesí (HCC) retiring chairman Dai Davies has been thanked for his dedication and achievements over the past six years.†
AHDB is looking for a pig producer and an independent member to join the board of AHDB Pork.†
The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has welcomed its new deputy chief veterinary officer (DVCO) for the UK.†
The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) is on the hunt for a new chief executive.†
Nick von Westenholz will head the Brexit unit at the National Farmers Union (NFU) as it moves to strengthen and extend its political reach following the UK publicís fateful decision.
Stuart Thompson of Thompsons of Smithfield has been elected Master of the Worshipful Company of Butchers.†
Northern Irish poultry processors Moy Park has appointed Sian Land to the position of chief financial officer.
The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Beef & Lamb branch has welcomed a new member of staff as part of the groupís commitment to investing in and developing the Quality Standard Mark (QSM).†
Tulip CEO Chris Thomas has stepped down and will be replaced by Steve Francis, a restructuring and turnaround expert, on 5 September as the company addresses a range of commercial problems.†
The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Boardís (AHDB) Pork division has appointed Ellen Noakes as the new senior marketing communications manager. She will be covering Helen Brothwell as she is on maternity leave.
Industry levy board AHDB (Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board) Pork has welcomed antimicrobial expert Lucy Coyne to the organisation.†
Kerry Foods has promoted Ian Garrett to the key role of sales director of convenience.†
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has appointed Helen Munday as its new chief scientific officer.†
Welsh international rugby star Dan Biggar has been named the new ambassador for the Celtic Pride Premium Beef Partnership.†
Scotlandís food body, Food Standards Scotland (FSS), has appointed Professor Norval Strachan as its first chief scientific adviser.†
Robert Smith is replacing John Howard as market director at the Danish Agricultural and Food Council in the UK in June, with Howard set to retire shortly.
Irish processor ABP Food Group (ABP) has announced that Paul Finnerty will retire from his role as CEO on 30 September 2016.†