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ALLIED INDUSTRY GROUP CANDIDATES AND THEIR manifestos
Allied industry manifestos

CANDIDATES

Simon Davies

Hugh Crabtree

Oli Bown

Peter Bryant

Paul Toplis

Craig Saunders

Lydia-Jane Harrison

Laura Hancox

Andrew Zarkos-Smith

Paul Hutton

Bob Dixon

Alistair Cross

Gemma Thwaites

Michelle Sprent

Neil Spreckley

Jen Waters


ELECTION
TIMETABLE

January 22 2018 On-line voting opens.

February 5 2018 Postal ballot for members who have not voted on-line.

February 23
2018 Polls close.

March 2018 Results published on-line and in Pig World.

Davies

SIMON DAVIES
Meadow Quality

I have been involved in the pig industry through hands-on pig production and allied industry for 35 years, ten years of which with Meadow Quality Ltd, and for the last four years my current role has been
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Crabtree

HUGH CRABTREE
Farmex

Having been involved with NPA from its formation I have chaired, served on and supported the Allied Industries Group committee over the years. I have worked in the United Kingdom pig industry for all of my
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Brown

OLI BOWN
Thames Valley Cambac

I put myself forward for election as I am keen to support and help NPA and the industry in whatever way I can. I have an enormous amount of enthusiasm for the agriculture
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Bryant

PETER BRYANT
A-One Feed Supplements

My initial curiosity about farming began when staying with my grandparents in East Anglia as a child. From this point forward, all I ever wanted was to be actively
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Toplis

PAUL TOPLIS
Primary Diets

For more than 40 years I have seen the pig industry confronted by one threat after another. As soon as one problem had been surmounted another menace simply took its place.
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Saunders

CRAIG SAUNDERS
ForFarmers

The pig industry continues to face a number of challenges, not least Brexit uncertainty, security and disease challenges and the requirement to reduce antibiotics. I have put myself
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Lydia Harrison

LYDIA-JANE HARRISON
Huvepharma

I was co-opted onto the Allied Industry Group in 2016 to represent the pharmaceutical sector and I hope I have brought a different perspective to the Group
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Laura

LAURA HANCOX
Zoetis

Eight years in the industry may be short compared to other candidates, but they have been filled with all things pig! After graduating as a vet I completed a PhD researching
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Zarkos-Smith

ANDREW ZARKOS-SMITH
Zarkos-Smith Associates

I have worked in the pig feed business for over thirty years both in the United Kingdom and overseas. I have tried to introduce out-of-the-box thinking to my customers
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Hutton

PAUL HUTTON
Collinson Plc

I've seen farming across sectors, throughout the United Kingdom, and around the world. After 30 years in agriculture, and now, as a director at Collinson — a cornerstone agricultural
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Bob Dixon

BOB DIXON
ABN

I'm extremely passionate about collaboration within the pig industry. I've worked in this sector for 25 years, starting out working on pig units in Scotland. For the last 20
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Cross

ALISTAIR CROSS
AB Agri

With the advent of Brexit, the United Kingdom livestock industry faces both opportunities and threats which will be best addressed by working
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Gemma

GEMMA THWAITES
Garth Pig Practice

I qualified from Liverpool University in 2007, developing an interest in the pig industry shortly afterwards while working in mixed practice in Yorkshire. I chose to specialise in
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Michelle

MICHELLE SPRENT
Premier Nutrition

I have deputised for Paul Toplis during his previous two terms on NPA Allied Industry Group so am familiar with the excellent work this committee does and am now keen to
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Spreckley

NEIL SPRECKLEY
Biomin UK

Who am I? I have spent my whole career (now 37 years) in the United Kingdom animal feed and food industries, and have held senior commercial management roles
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Waters

JEN WATERS
Tulip

I'm incredibly passionate about our industry. Not coming from an agricultural background, I was welcomed with open arms and I'm extremely grateful for the
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ELECTION TIMETABLE
January 22, 2018: On-line voting opens
Early February 2018: Candidates published in Pig World
February 5, 2018: Postal ballot for members who have not already voted on-line
February 23, 2018: Polls close
March 2018: Results published on-line and in Pig World

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