NFU looks for new poultry board chair

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) is on the hunt for a new chairman for its poultry board.

The search was triggered after the incumbent chair, Charles Bourns, failed to win the 75% majority required to be elected to the role.

Gloucestershire farmer Bourns became commodity board chairman in 2003 after five years as committee chairman.

The process of electing a new chairman will now take place at the next board meeting in May, the NFU said.

NFU director of policy Martin Haworth thanked Bourns for his service: “I would like to pay tribute to the hard work Charles has done over the past 14 years and I have no doubt he will continue to play an important role with both the NFU and the wider industry.”

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