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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