Board appointments for HCC announced

Board appointments for HCC announced

Lesley Griffiths, the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, has announced the appointment of two new directors to the Board of Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC).

Emlyn Roberts will join HCC’s board from April.

Emlyn Roberts and Jack Evershed will take up their positions on 1st April, bringing the Board up to ten members in addition to the new chair Catherine Smith, whose appointment was announced in February.

Roberts has been a member of several agricultural organisations in Wales, as well as taking part in a number of farm improvement projects and diversifying into renewable energy generation.

“Emlyn and Jack can contribute greatly to the work of HCC in developing the industry and building our iconic red meat brands at home and abroad.”

Evershed worked in the agricultural supply industry before returning to run his family farm at Wallog near Aberystwyth, where he runs a forage-based sheep system. He has completed a Masters degree in Business Administration, and served on several bodies developing and delivering services for rural populations and promoting the environmental, cultural and economic wellbeing of rural Wales.

Lesley Griffiths, the Minister for the Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, said: “I’m very pelased to appoint Emlyn Roberts and Jack Evershed to further strengthen the Board of Hybu Cig Cymru as the organisation enters an exciting era under the leadership of Catherine Smith.

“With their extensive experience of farming, the economy of rural Wales and sustainability, both Emlyn and Jack can contribute greatly to the work of HCC in developing the industry and building our iconic red meat brands at home and abroad.”

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