The new poultry sector chair of the Red Tractor Assurance scheme is Andrew Lewins, former managing director of Grampian Foods and co-founder of Cranberry Foods.
Having worked in the poultry industry for 38 years in a career spanning finance, planning, agriculture, sales and marketing and general management, Mr Lewins (pictured above) brings great experience to his new role. He also sits on the management board of the British Poultry Council.
“I’ve always been passionate about farm assurance and was the inaugural chairman of the Red Tractor Assurance poultry technical advisory committee which wrote the standards back in 1999,” he said.
“Red Tractor poultry standards are already world-leading and I want to see us shout about that and sell it. As a practical agriculturalist I feel I can help hit that balance between world leading standards and practical implementation on farms.”
He is one of three new sector chairs named by Red Tractor, joining new dairy chair, Angela Rhodes, and beef & lamb chair, Alistair Mackintosh.