New members appointed to Eblex board

Seven new Eblex board members have been appointed by The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

Farmer members Ed Green, Peter Baber, Steve Conisbee, Philip Abbott, James Evans and Duncan Nelless, and independent board member Gill Fine will join Eblex from 1 April.

The new members will work with Eblex to add value to the beef and sheep meat industry.

Gill Fine has 30 years of experience as a nutritionist in the public, private and voluntary sectors, and is also a former director of Consumer Choice and Dietary Health (CCDH) at the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

She said: “I’m thoroughly looking forward to joining the board and believe my food policy-making experience, strategic planning skills and scientific knowledge will add value to the team.”

Ed Green and Peter Baber have 45 years’ industry experience in the West Country between them, while Steve Conisbee is a ninth-generation farmer and butcher, and a former meat inspector. Phillip Abbott runs a flock of 380 ewes on 198 acres in North Warwickshire and sits on the National Farmers’ Union Livestock Board.

James Evans manages the livestock enterprises of 300 Stabiliser Suckler cows and 1,100 Lleyn X ewes with his father and brother, and is director for the National Beef Association. Duncan Nelless has 25 years’ experience in the industry and has been chairman of the Scottish and Borders Lleyn Breeders Club.

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