Aviagen has made some changes to its team. It has appointed Tim Burnside as global vice president of welfare, sustainability and compliance.
In his new role, he will guide Aviagen Group on policies and developments that serve to enhance bird welfare and sustainability, both internally and externally. Anne-Marie Neeteson will support Burnside as senior advisor of welfare, sustainability and compliance.
“I congratulate Anne-Marie and Tim on their new important roles. They both have a proven and unwavering commitment to animal welfare and sustainability, and will continue to devote their time, talent and immense knowledge to champion these two inseparable goals within Aviagen Group and the wider global industry,” said Alfons Koerhuis, chief technical officer of Aviagen Group.
Neeteson joined Aviagen Group as vice president of welfare and compliance in 2011. She leads the Aviagen group global sustainability team, and chairs the health and welfare working group for the International Poultry Council.
Burnside began serving as global manager of welfare, sustainability and compliance for Aviagen Group in 2019, responsible for coordinating a worldwide welfare system for chickens and turkeys, along with global sustainability projects. Before then, he worked for Aviagen Turkeys for more than 25 years.