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NPA's newest team member commences her role

31st Oct 2023 / By Alistair Driver

The newest member of the NPA’s team, Katie Jarvis, has started her role as a Senior Policy Adviser.

Katie JarvisKatie formally joined at the end of October, replacing Chief Policy Adviser Rebecca Veale, who left the association after four years in mid-August.

Katie’s arrival takes the team back up to four, with Charlie Dewhirst promoted to the role of NPA Chief Policy Adviser.

Katie will have a varied brief, working across the sector’s policy areas, but will lead for NPA on pig health and welfare. 

Katie had been working as an NFU county advisor in the South-West for the past few years and prior to that, worked at the NFU’s Brussels BAB office for five years.

Over her first few weeks, she will be embarking on a number of visits to prominent producer and allied businesses to familiarise herself with the industry.

Katie, who enjoyed a good relationship with the NPA during her time at the NFU, said she was ‘absolutely thrilled’ to be joining the team.

“I am really excited to be getting started. I have already got a good understanding of the pig sector from my previous roles, and I am now looking forward to meeting more people and learning more about this varied and interesting industry,” she said.