Andrew Joret has been re-elected as Chairman of the British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) following the Annual General Meeting of the Council.
The role of BEIC Chairman is held by the Chairman of the National Egg Marketing Association (NEMAL), to which role Joret was elected in 2012. Joret is also Chairman of the Lion Technical Committee, which is responsible for the Lion Code of Practice.
The BEIC also re-elected the Office Holders at the AGM. Elwyn Griffiths, representing the British Egg Products Association, continues as BEIC Deputy Chairman; Duncan Priestner, representing the National Farmers’ Union, and James Baxter, representing the British Free Range Egg Producers Association, remain joint BEIC Vice-Chairmen. Jeffrey Vergerson, representing the British Egg Association, is the BEIC Treasurer, and Mark Williams, Chief Executive of the British Egg Industry Council, continues as Secretary.
Joret said: “It’s a great honour to continue as Chairman in the esteemed company of some of the industry’s most devoted servants.
“The industry is in good shape, sales continue to soar and everyone is eating more eggs, particularly younger people.
“Whether young or old, eggs are the perfect ingredient to fuel busy modern lifestyles, meeting demand for healthy options and popular diets such flexitarianism. The best news is that there is still room for consumption to grow even more.”
The British Egg Industry Council was set up in 1986 to represent the UK egg industry. Its members comprise the 11 major organisations concerned with the egg industry. It is funded by voluntary subscriptions.