New NSA chairman announced

The National Sheep Association (NSA) is pleased to announce Bryan Griffiths as its new board of trustees chairman. 

North Devon sheep farmer Bryan was elected at an association Board Meeting earlier this month and will complete an initial term of three years in the role.

His longstanding involvement in NSA South West Region has seen him involved in countless regional meetings and events. He has undertaken officeholder positions locally as NSA South West Region chairman and nationally as NSA English committee chairman, serving two years in each role.

He said: “It is an honour and privilege to be elected as NSA Chairman. At a time when some significant changes are upon us, it is vital sheep producers have a reliable and trusted organisation in NSA to voice their opinions to, safe in the knowledge these will be taken forward for discussion at higher level.

“I hope to continue the excellent work those in this role before me have completed and I am looking forward to getting stuck into a busy year of work ahead.”

Griffiths, along with wife Liz, currently lamb commercial ewes over 300 acres near Burrington, North Devon. The flock comprises 900 lowland Mules and Suffolk crosses, alongside 60 finishing cattle.

He takes over from outgoing acting NSA chairman Margaret Dalton, who stepped into the position after the sudden passing of Samuel Wharry in May last year. Samuel, of Carnlough, County Antrim, was appointed in January 2015.

Dalton was thanked by the NSA Board of Trustees for her hard work and effort at the meeting in January, with all in agreement on the fantastic job she has done during the last eight months. Phil Stocker, NSA chief executive, said: “Our sincere thanks go to Margaret for the huge amount of effort she has put in during her time in the role. I am looking forward to working with Bryan and there is no doubt we have some busy months ahead of us.”

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