British Poultry Council chief executive steps down

Andrew Large, chief executive of the British Poultry Council (BPC), left his post on Saturday 30 April, after serving in the position since May 2013. 

“The BPC board would like to thank Andrew Large for guiding the British poultry meat sector through some of its most challenging times,” said John Reed, BPC chairman.

“Andrew has done a huge amount to set a clear direction and reposition BPC to respond to the rapid changes in the food sector and the regulatory environment. The board, which is now looking for a new chief executive, is deeply grateful for his contribution over the past three years.”

Members of the BPC are responsible for producing over 90% of the UK’s total output of poultry meat, which is made up of chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese.

“I leave BPC having taken it through major challenges, such as campylobacter and avian influenza,” commented Large.

“I would like to wish both my successor and the UK poultry industry the best of luck. Poultry meat has a very bright future and I look forward to seeing the industry grow and develop.”

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