NPA appoints new general manager

The National Pig Association (NPA) has appointed Dr Zoe Davies as its new general manager, who will start at the end of June.

Davies has been the regions manager at the NPA for the last three years. She will be replacing Barney Kay, who is leaving the NPA to take up a post as north-east region director of the NFU.

She said: “I am passionate about the pig industry and the people who work in it.

“I want this industry to be strong, healthy and profitable in the face of continuous challenges from legislation, society, retailers and market fluctuations.”

Davies is a specialist in the field of animal health and welfare. Prior to joining the NPA, she was the senior scientific policy adviser at Defra, where she developed livestock-related research projects and managed a £28m research portfolio. Earlier this year she was granted a Nuffield Scholarship, to investigate the impact of global pork production on the British pig industry.

Taking over from Davies as regions manager is Lizzie Press, who is joining the NPA from animal health company, Elanco.

Press said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be joining the NPA team. The NPA has always provided an exceptional service to its members, continuously driving profitability and sustainability and supporting the pig industry’s progressive approach.”


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