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AHDB Pork appoints new strategy director
Published:  19 January, 2018

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has appointed Angela Christison as its new strategy director for pork. 

Christison, who will take up her post on 2 April, will support the work of the AHDB Pork Sector Board, delivering the strategy and supporting the sector in its post-Brexit drive to become ‘fit for the future’.

She will take over from current strategy director Mick Sloyan, who retires in the summer after 40 years in the industry.

In her new role, Christison will work with the teams across AHDB to deliver against agreed plans and ensure levies are used to achieve maximum impact, as well as work alongside the five other sector strategy directors responsible for Beef & Lamb, Dairy, Horticulture, Potatoes, and Cereals & Oilseeds

AHDB chief strategy officer Tom Hind said: “I am delighted to have Angela as part of the strategy team. She will bring a wealth of knowledge from across the livestock sectors, as well as extensive experience from international agricultural business development. We look forward to seeing her positive influence over both the pork sector and our wider team.”

Mike Sheldon, pork board chairman, said: “I am absolutely delighted that Angela will be joining AHDB. The pork sector needed someone who thinks strategically on behalf of the industry, with international experience and a track record in managing change. Angela has experience in bringing people together to create coherent teams and understands the meat industry up and down the supply chain.

“She is a great communicator, not to mention a decent human being! We can't wait to introduce Angela to as many people in the pork sector as possible.”

On the retirement of Mick Sloyan, Sheldon added: “I have personally depended on Mick as an inexhaustible fountain of expertise, wisdom and advice, and I know that I am not the only one. Mick will be with us until June, but in the meantime I would like to thank him for everything he has done for our industry, for AHDB and for all his many friends.”