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In January and February, NPA members will vote to elect the new NPA Pig Industry Group (PIG).

These elections mark a new chapter for the NPA, following the successful amalgamation of the NPA’s Producer and Allied Industry Groups to form the PIG last year. More information below.

The new group will be made up of 10 producer members and 7 allied industry members.

Nominations are now OPEN! Read more HERE

“We are really looking forward to a strong field of candidates coming forward for the first ever PIG elections.”

NPA chief executive Zoe Davies


We will post the candidates' manifestos as the nominations come in. 

Allied Industry candidates - click here to read the manifestos 

In so far: Michelle Sprent, Premier Nutrition; Gemma Thwaites, Garth Pig Practice; Jason Evans, Cargill; Paul Hutton, Collinsons; Hugh Crabtree, Farmex

Producer candidates - click here to read the manifestos 

In so far: Rob Mutimer, East; Tom Allen, South Central

NPA election Q&A 

Everything you ever wanted to know about standing in, and voting in, the NPA elections but were afraid to ask... CLICK HERE


  • To nominate, you need to download a nomination form in the Members' Area If you need assistance accessing the Members' Area, contact: 
  • The nomination must be proposed and seconded by two current NPA members (producer candidates can only be proposed and seconded by producer members and allied candidates by allied members).
  • You will also need to supply a manifesto explaining a little about yourself, your experience in the pig industry and why you think you deserve to be elected, accompanied by a high resolution head and shoulders photograph. Manifestos must be no longer than 250 words.
  • The manifestos will be published above.
  • The full 2021 NPA Election Guide, including all the rules for nominations and voting, can also be viewed in the Members' Area 


NPA 20th PGThere are many good reasons to stand for election to the Pig Industry Group PIG), whether you are a Producer or Allied Member. It's your chance to shape the industry and there can also be many personal and business benefits.

Here, some of the NPA's key figures, who have played important roles over the years and currently sit on the PIG, explain what you can give to the industry, and what you can get out of the experience. 



Early October, 2020: Nominations open.

January 11, 2021: Nominations close. Candidates announced in February Pig World.

January 25: Online voting opens

February 8: Postal ballots sent to those members who have not already voted on line.

February 26: Voting closes.

March 2021 – Successful candidates announced in Pig World.


The format has changed for the 2021 elections, following the successful introduction of the PIG last year to reduce duplication and concentrate knowledge and expertise.

The new Pig Industry Group (PIG) is currently made up of 12 elected producer members and 10 elected allied industry representatives.

The Board has agreed to a number of changes:

  • 10 producer and seven allied industry members will be elected to form the next Pig Industry Group.
  • Five producers will be elected on a geographical basis with one guaranteed seat per region (North, East, Midlands, South Central and South West). The remaining five seats will be ‘free’, determined by the number of votes cast. 
  • Six allied industry representatives will be elected on a sectoral basis, with one each from the following sectors: nutrition, pharmaceutical, veterinary, marketing groups, manufacturing and processing. The remaining seat will be ‘free’, awarded to remaining person with the highest number of votes. 
  • A broad range of candidates will be encouraged to stand to ensure that there is good representation from all systems, sizes and sectors.   
  • Producers will still only be able to vote for producers and allied members for allied candidates.
  • One space has been set aside as a co-opted seat to ensure that there is the flexibility to plug any gaps in representation.
  • The Young NPA chair will also be given a permanent seat the for the first time.
  • The PIG will meet four times a year and some meetings may be held remotely, depending on the situation with COVID-19.