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NPA Election 24 nominations close!

8th Jan 2024 / By Alistair Driver

The nomination window for the NPA Pig Industry Group Elections has closed.  

NPA Election 2021 logoHours before the 5pm, 19 candidates had entered the race, including a mix of current PIG members and some potential new faces. 

These include 11 producers and and eight allied industry candidates. 

Producers (most recent first): 

  • Robin Lawson
  • Sam Ward
  • John Stockings 
  • Matt Swaine
  • Adrian Russell
  • Ash Gilman
  • Rob Mutimer 
  • Phil Stephenson 
  • Joe Dewhirst
  • Tom Allen 
  • Helen Webb

Allied industry:

  • Tim Styles
  • Oliver Bown
  • Joe Lunt
  • Michelle Sprent 
  • Jon McKechnie
  • Andy Hall
  • Peter Bryant
  • Gemma Thwaites.

Manifestos:

  • You can view the allied industry manifestos HERE
  • You can view the producer manifestos HERE

The deadline for nominations was 5pm, January 8.

In his New Year message to members, NPA chair Rob Mutimer says the elections provide an ‘excellent opportunity’ to become part of the group which advises the association on policy going forward for the next three-year term. 

“It really is not an onerous job with two face-to-face meetings and two virtual meetings a year.  We just want your opinions on a vast range of subjects and knowledge of the part of the industry you represent,” he said.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the current PIG group for all their help and input over the past three years.

“We are losing some very experienced and long-standing members this time. Hugh Crabtree, Sam Godfrey, Howard Revell, and Sally Stockings; your contribution over many years of voluntary service has been very commendable and you will be sorely missed by the whole team at NPA.   

“This will however provide an opportunity for others to have their say. We are not looking for people to simply rubber stamp what they hear, but to challenge any policies they do not agree with, as PIG works best when members challenge what they don’t like, and healthy debate thrashes out the best policy.”

In his New Year message to members, NPA chair Rob Mutimer said the elections provide an ‘excellent opportunity’ to become part of the group which advises the association on policy going forward for the next three-year term. 

“It really is not an onerous job with two face-to-face meetings and two virtual meetings a year.  We just want your opinions on a vast range of subjects and knowledge of the part of the industry you represent,” he said.

In his latest post on the forum, NPA vice-chair Hugh Crabtree urged potential candidates to get their nominations in 'without delay', with the deadline looming. 

"An essential part of a successful representative trade association is to have keenly fought elections which clearly demonstrate that it is taken seriously, considered to be valuable and something to be part of.

"We need committed producer and allied members to stand to continue their contribution or perhaps more importantly, new hands to bring new perspective, knowledge and enthusiasm."

Voting via email for NPA members commences on January 23.

Producers will only vote for producers, and allied industry members for allied industry candidates, with one vote per membership.

Find out more

  • Find out everything you need to know about the elections, including regular updates on who is standing, in our dedicated NPA Election 24 section HERE
  • And, you can read our Election Q&A HERE