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Could you be the next chair of AHDB Pork?

21st Jan 2017 / By Alistair Driver

Applicants have until February 8 to apply for one of the most important roles in the pig sector, chair of AHDB Pork. 

AHDB pork logoDefra and AHDB are looking for a new chair of the pork board, after current chair Meryl Ward announced she was standing down at the end of last year. 

The full advert for the post, which includes being an AHDB board member can be seen here.

The advert says the successful candidate will need to 'demonstrate leadership, contribute ideas and be jointly responsible for ensuring that AHDB is a resilient and high performing body'.

"You will have passion and a desire to ensure levy payers get the best value for money from AHDB," it adds. 

The closing date is February 8 and interviews will start the week commencing February 27.

The role pays £32,000 pa, based on 104 days a year.

Kendall re-appointment

Defra this week confirmed the re-appointment of Peter Kendall as AHDB chair for a second three-year term.  

Commenting on the vacant roles on the levy board's pork and potato boards, he said:

“These Board opportunities occur at a significant time for AHDB as we look to deliver a fresh strategy to inspire the food and farming industry to respond to the challenges of Brexit and changing domestic and international markets.

“We are seeking leaders who will be ambitious for the AHDB and what we can deliver for UK agriculture. They will also need to understand the complex pork/potato market dynamics and be able to lead those sector boards with passion, vision and strategic oversight.”