Poultry firm manager completes leadership programme

Moy Park manager Ian Dowsland has completed the prestigious Institute of Agricultural Management’s Leadership Development Programme, which the company hopes will see him “lead the way” in agriculture.

Dowsland said he was “delighted” to be part of the 12 selected for the programme, which consists of seminars on the agri-food sector, personal development and leadership skills, as well as practical teaching on UK and European politics with a visit to Brussels. It also provides key learnings on the relationship between agriculture and politics.

Dowsland commented: “Having worked with Moy Park for the past year, the training gave me a chance to learn from best practice case studies delivered by senior professors and prominent agri-food industry representatives, including Lord Henry Plumb, Caroline Drummond MBE, Baroness Byford DBE and Richard Ashworth MEP.”

Those selected for the course are those deemed good enough to be future leaders in the industry, according to Moy Park.

Mike Mullan, Moy Park HR director Europe, highlighted the importance of being picked for the programme: “Only 12 people bi-annually take part in the highly regarded training programme – so it was important, as a leading business in the industry, that Ian was chosen to participate and represent Moy Park.

“At Moy Park we actively promote our employees’ career development and we have no doubt that Ian will utilise the skills and knowledge he gained from the programme in his future career with the company.”

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