Jonathan Eckley will strengthen the export team starting from 1 January 2013. Eckley is currently the south-east regional manager for the red meat levy board and has a variety of livestock and meat economics experience, as well as that of data management and trading experience, which is gained in the UK and New Zealand.
Within the new role, Eckley will manage the trade development programme in selected markets, the delivery of marketing publications, as well as the maintenance of databases of importers and market research.
Export manager for Eblex Jean-Pierre Garnier said: “We are very pleased Jonathan is joining us. He brings a high level of communication and data management skills, which will be fully used in the challenging times ahead.
“Following strong growth of exports of livestock products to £2.34bn in 2011, we are facing new challenges. We are rapidly expanding the number of countries in which we operate, and we face the continuing need to add value on beef and lamb exports at a time when they already achieve high prices on the European and world markets.”