Search underway for new BPEX chairman

There are just two weeks left to apply for the position of chairman of the AHDB’s Pig Sector Advisory Board, in other words to take over from Stewart Houston at the head of BPEX.

“Stewart has had 10 years in the role and the time has come for him to stand down,” BPEX director Mick Sloyan told Pig World. “So the search is now on for his replacement.

“We want as many candidates to put themselves forward as possible, but because the recruitment process is being handled by the Cabinet Office, the vacancy may not be as visible to those within the pig sector as a post being advertised by BPEX. In fact, some people many not even have realised that it’s Stewart’s role that’s being filled.”

Mr Sloyan explained that because the appointee ultimately has control of BPEX’s £8.5 million annual budget, the appointment is controlled by the Cabinet Office and the application process is a rigorous one.

“Technically, it’s a public appointment to the AHDB board, and the applicants are closely scrutinised because they’re responsible for managing public funds,” he said.

The post pays £32,000 for two days a week, some of which can be worked from home. The initial term is three years, with a further three-year term possible by arrangement.

Full details on the job and the application process, which closes on October 30, can be found by CLICKING HERE.

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