Inspirational leadership named as key quality for new pig board chair

An inspirational leader is being sought by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) to chair the Pig Sector Advisory Board from March 2015.

The task is a 104-day a year responsibility which carries an annual remuneration of £32,000. In return AHDB is looking for someone who can contribute, as a main board member, to AHDB’s strategic direction while also giving “inspirational leadership” to the organisation’s Pig Sector Advisory Board.

Key pig sector requirements include to:

  • bring issues relevant to the pig sector to the AHDB Board ,
  • participate in the drawing up of the AHDB Corporate plan and delivering against the financial and performance targets, specifically in relation to the pig sector,
  • implement change and identify efficiencies and growth opportunities for the sector,
  • be responsible for recommending changes in levy rates for the pig sector to the AHDB Board,
  • work with other sector chairs  in developing strategies and finding joint solutions to cross sector issues.

The closing date for applications is October 30, 2014, with interviews due to be held early in 2015.

In addition, in a separate announcement, AHDA announced the appointment of three new board members, with effect from October 1, 2014. They are dairy farmer, Gwyn Jones, fresh produce specialist, Gary Taylor, and former AHDA chief scientist, Professor Ian Crute.  They replace Tim Bennett (dairy), Neil Bragg (horticulture) and Lorraine Clinton (independent).

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