NPA members now have hours to get NPA election nominations in, as the number of candidates continues to grow.
The deadline for nominations is 5pm today, January 8.
So far, 19 candidates have entered the race, including a mix of current Pig Industry Group (PIG) members and some new faces.
These include 11 producers and eight allied industry candidates, with the NPA expecting more nominations to be submitted this week.
Producers (most recent first):
- Robin Lawson
- Sam Godfrey
- John Stockings
- Matt Swaine
- Adrian Russell
- Ash Gilman
- Rob Mutimer
- Phil Stephenson
- Joe Dewhirst
- Tom Allen
- Helen Webb
- Tim Styles
- Oliver Bown
- Joe Lunt
- Michelle Sprent
- Jon McKechnie
- Andy Hall
- Peter Bryant
- Gemma Thwaites.
In his New Year message to members, NPA chair Rob Mutimer said the elections provide an ‘excellent opportunity’ to become part of the group which advises the association on policy going forward for the next three-year term.
“It really is not an onerous job with two face-to-face meetings and two virtual meetings a year. We just want your opinions on a vast range of subjects and knowledge of the part of the industry you represent,” he said.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the current PIG group for all their help and input over the past three years.
“We are losing some very experienced and long-standing members this time. Hugh Crabtree, Sam Godfrey, Howard Revell, and Sally Stockings; your contribution over many years of voluntary service has been very commendable and you will be sorely missed by the whole team at NPA.
“This will however provide an opportunity for others to have their say. We are not looking for people to simply rubber stamp what they hear, but to challenge any policies they do not agree with, as PIG works best when members challenge what they don’t like, and healthy debate thrashes out the best policy.”
Voting via email for NPA members commences on January 23. Producers will only vote for producers, and allied industry members for allied industry candidates, with one vote per membership.
Find out more
- Everything you need to know about the elections, including regular updates on who is standing, can be found on the NPA website HERE