The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has made two new key appointments after pledging to secure the best possible Brexit deal for its members.
Following an operational review, the union has added two senior management roles to the team: James McCluggage becomes policy manager and John Weir is the UFU’s new internal services manager.
Chief executive Wesley Aston commented that the task of delivering a workable Brexit outcome would overshadow the work required to deal with numerous Common Agricultural Policy reforms and changes.
He added: “Our single aim is to ensure politicians, here and at Westminster, prioritise agriculture in the negotiations and deliver on their Brexit promises.
“We recognise those challenges, but we also want to capitalise on the opportunities Brexit will bring.”
McCluggage and Weir will work alongside membership director Derek Lough and communications manager Taryn McHenry on the senior management team.