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Quality Meat Scotland’s new addition to drive healthy eating

Scottish industry body Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has welcomed a new health and education executive to the organisation. 

New chief operations officer at Foods Standards Agency

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has confirmed the appointment of Dr Colin Sullivan as chief operating officer. 

Uel Morton takes role at Scotbeef

Former chief executive of Quality Meat Scotland Uel Morton is to join red meat processor Scotbeef as development director. 

New technical director for Authenticate

Food supply chain mapping provider Authenticate IS has appointed Dawn Welham as technical director in a bid to strengthen its expertise in the retail, food manufacture and agribusiness industries. 

New chairwoman joins Provision Trade Federation

Rob Nugent, Direct Table Foods’ operations director, has stepped down as chairman of the Provision Trade Federation (PTF) to make way for newly-elected chairwoman Liz Sutton, founder and director of Delamere Dairy.

Dunbia loses deputy chief exec following merger

Tony O’Neill OBE is to step down from his role as group deputy chief executive at Dunbia.

2 Sisters appoints new livestock procurement head

Processor 2 Sisters has appointed Prys Morgan as its new head of livestock procurement at Merthyr Tydfil.

Michael Gove’s Defra appointment a ‘boost’ to agricultural industry

Michael Gove has been named as the new Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) as part of a government reshuffle. 

New BMPA president announced

Isla Roebuck has been announced as the new president of the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA).

New post for AHDB’s Dr Phil

Dr Phil Hadley has been appointed to the new post of international market development director for the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). 

Scottish levy board welcomes new knowledge transfer specialist

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has welcomed 24-year-old Rebecca Rainnie as a new Knowledge Transfer Specialist. She will work in the organisation’s industry development team. 

Red Tractor Assurance chief executive to step down

David Clarke, chief executive of Red Tractor Assurance, has announced he is to retire after 19 years in the role. 

New AHDB Pork sector chair appointed

The government has appointed two new members to the board of the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), one of which will be chair of the pork sector. 

Jason Feeney unveiled as new FSA chief executive

Jason Feeney has been appointed chief executive of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), effective immediately. 

Swan becomes commercial director at Snowbird

Snowbird Foods’ new commercial director Helen Swan will spearhead its product development and marketing programmes. 

Halal sector manager appointed by agriculture levy board

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Beef & Lamb has appointed its first halal sector manager. 

Levy board appointment to improve livestock cost management

Boosting cost management across whole farm businesses will be one of the main priorities for the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB) newly appointed farm benchmarking manager. 

AHDB Pork appoints four new board members

Four new members have been appointed to the AHDB Pork board to replace members whose terms of office will end on 31 March 2017. 

2 Sisters appoints new operations and commercial directors

Poultry producer 2 Sisters has made two key appointments to its UK team. 

QMS industry development welcomes new team member

Dr Heather McCalman has joined Quality Meat Scotland’s (QMS) industry development team as its knowledge transfer specialist. 

Farmers' Union appoints new head of food and farming

Philip Hambling has been appointed head of food and farming for the National Farmers’ Union (NFU). 

International meat business makes senior appointments

ABP Food Group has appointed Finbarr McDonnell as chief operating officer, effective from April this year, filling the role vacated by Frank Stephenson, who was named group chief executive in October 2016. 

Uel Morton to step down from Quality Meat Scotland

Uel Morton, chief executive of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), is to step down from his role later this year. 

Pasture for Life welcomes on board first chief executive

In a move to increase production and consumption of certified 100% grass-fed beef, lamb and dairy in the UK, the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association (PFLA) has appointed its first chief executive. 

Nick Allen unveiled as new BMPA chief executive

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has announced the appointment of Nick Allen as its new chief executive.

Retiring HCC chairman praised for industry commitment

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales’ (HCC) retiring chairman Dai Davies has been thanked for his dedication and achievements over the past six years. 

New independent member sought for AHDB Pork

AHDB is looking for a pig producer and an independent member to join the board of AHDB Pork. 

Defra introduces new deputy chief veterinary officer

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has welcomed its new deputy chief veterinary officer (DVCO) for the UK. 

Member engagement a top priority for BMPA in chief executive search

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) is on the hunt for a new chief executive. 

Farmers union appoints Brexit head

Nick von Westenholz will head the Brexit unit at the National Farmers Union (NFU) as it moves to strengthen and extend its political reach following the UK public’s fateful decision.

New Worshipful Company of Butchers Master elected

Stuart Thompson of Thompsons of Smithfield has been elected Master of the Worshipful Company of Butchers. 

Moy Park welcomes chief financial officer

Northern Irish poultry processors Moy Park has appointed Sian Land to the position of chief financial officer.

Levy board commits to developing Quality Standard Mark

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Beef & Lamb branch has welcomed a new member of staff as part of the group’s commitment to investing in and developing the Quality Standard Mark (QSM). 

Tulip appoints new CEO to tackle financial woes

Tulip CEO Chris Thomas has stepped down and will be replaced by Steve Francis, a restructuring and turnaround expert, on 5 September as the company addresses a range of commercial problems. 

AHDB appoints senior marketing communications manager

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB) Pork division has appointed Ellen Noakes as the new senior marketing communications manager. She will be covering Helen Brothwell as she is on maternity leave.

AHDB Pork welcomes new veterinary manager

Industry levy board AHDB (Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board) Pork has welcomed antimicrobial expert Lucy Coyne to the organisation. 

New convenience sales director for Kerry Foods

Kerry Foods has promoted Ian Garrett to the key role of sales director of convenience. 

Food and Drink Federation appoints Helen Munday as chief scientific officer

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has appointed Helen Munday as its new chief scientific officer. 

Dan Biggar revealed as new Welsh beef ambassador

Welsh international rugby star Dan Biggar has been named the new ambassador for the Celtic Pride Premium Beef Partnership. 

Food Standards Scotland welcomes chief scientific advisor

Scotland’s food body, Food Standards Scotland (FSS), has appointed Professor Norval Strachan as its first chief scientific adviser. 

Smith replaces Howard at Danish trade body

Robert Smith is replacing John Howard as market director at the Danish Agricultural and Food Council in the UK in June, with Howard set to retire shortly.

Paul Finnerty to retire from ABP CEO role

Irish processor ABP Food Group (ABP) has announced that Paul Finnerty will retire from his role as CEO on 30 September 2016. 

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