NFU’s chief poultry adviser Gary Ford has been appointed as the NFU’s regional director for East Anglia.
He said: “I’m incredibly pleased to be taking up the role of regional director for the NFU in East Anglia and I’m looking forward to a new challenge. In my current role, I’ve spent a lot of my time in the East working with our poultry members and I have a great affinity for the region, including taking my degree in agriculture at Writtle College. From its poultry businesses to salad, vegetable and arable production, there is a thriving farming industry here that has so much to offer the nation and I can’t wait to get started.
“Of course I will miss working with the fantastic poultry industry we have in this country on a daily basis but as I know well, there is a real foundation of poultry businesses in the region that I will continue to represent and keep in contact with.
“I also want to thank the support of the NFU national poultry board and the wider membership since I took on the role in 2013.”
Gary succeeds Rachel Carrington, who is leaving the NFU to start a new life in France. His start date in the new role will be announced shortly. The NFU has not yet appointed a new chief poultry advisor.