New CIEL chief executive unveiled

The Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIEL) has appointed a new chief executive.

Former agriculture director at Müller Milk & Ingredients Lyndsay Chapman has been appointed to the role with immediate effect.

She was previously part of the management team responsible for the integration of the Dairy Crest Dairies business, where she was director of agriculture and communications.

Chapman will be responsible for leading the organisation, working with industry to identify key challenges and priorities, and ensuring relevant research is driven through new world-class facilities.

CIEL chairman Tim Bennett said: “We are delighted to have Lyndsay on board. Her experience in leading teams and developing collaborative relationships makes her the ideal person to lead CIEL. We need someone who can work across the entire supply chain, bringing everyone together to identify key industry priorities and help reduce fragmentation in the research area.

“Lyndsay’s work at Müller and Dairy Crest demonstrates she is capable of delivering results and leading change. She is an excellent communicator and influencer and I look forward to working with her to take CIEL through the next stage in its development.”

On her appointment, Chapman said: “Working with CIEL is a really exciting opportunity. Innovation is vital to drive the entire livestock supply chain forward and help the UK remain competitive in a challenging marketplace.

“I intend to create valuable partnerships and collaborations within the research community and livestock supply chain to identify and accelerate leading innovation for industry and livestock farmers.”

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