Bpex welcomes two new board members

Two new members have joined the Bpex board from the processing and producing sides of the industry, as two of its current members step down.

Rob Mercer and William de Klein have taken over positions at Bpex previously held by Mike Sheldon and Adam Couch.

Mercer has a degree in Agriculture from Newcastle University and runs a meat wholesale business, which supplies 150 butchers’ shops with free-range pork and chicken in the UK. He said: “I am dedicated to the pig industry and believe that, for a successful industry, it requires all sectors to be thriving from organic to large-scale intensive farming.”

De Klein has a background in Meat Science and Agricultural Economics at Wageningen Agricultural University and has an MBA from TIAS Business School. He has been the site director of the Malton Bacon Factory, managing director of Tatiara Meat Company and has been a meat quality researcher in a Dutch pig abattoir.

Bpex chairman Stewart Houston said: “I would like to thank both Mike Sheldon and Adam Couch, who have stepped down, for the considerable contribution they made while board members.

“I am very pleased to welcome Rob and William, both of whom have a wealth of experience which will be of great benefit to the industry.”


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