NBA director suspended

The National Beef Association (NBA) has suspended its director Kim Haywood pending an investigation into her “recent conduct”.

The move, which was announced on Tuesday (20 September), follows the resignation of the NBA’s entire board at last month’s AGM. The review committee set up at the AGM to “to shape and restructure the organisation for the future” said it was continuing this work alongside the investigation.

Review committee chairman Hamish McBean said: “As of Monday 31 October, NBA director Kim Haywood was suspended on full pay while an investigation into her recent conduct is carried out. We have contracted a third-party human resources company to ensure this is done correctly and fairly.

“You will appreciate that we have to follow due process in this matter and cannot give any details while the investigation is under way. Other members of staff are continuing within their roles and their sustained hard work and commitment is appreciated by all at the NBA.”

McBean stressed that the committee did not want the investigation to detract from the work being done by the NBA to give a voice to beef farmers and reiterated the committee’s determination to ensure a healthy and strong future for the association.

“The NBA has achieved much since its conception and, given its unique role in representing the sector, will continue to play a vital part and be a force to be reckoned with in the years to come,” he said.

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