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Press Release - New Director appointed for NBA

11th December 2012

Region: National

New Director appointed for NBA

The NBA is very pleased to announce that their search for a new National Director has brought enthusiasm and broad ranging supply chain experience to the Association. 

Chris Mallon joins NBA this week to take over as National Director, from Interim Operations Manager Ali McKnight who has been holding the fort on a temporary basis while recruitment for the right person took place.

Mr Mallon has a strong background which will continue the successful re-launch of the NBA that began through 2012 including developing beef production projects in Eastern Europe, working with national animal feeds supplier BOCM Pauls, managing the Scotland area for the Tesco Producer Group Project, and a useful start in the industry as a trainee auctioneer. 

Mr Mallon, who has a master’s degree in Animal Production from Aberdeen University hails originally from County Armagh, in Northern Ireland but currently lives in Edinburgh having spent time working in Scotland following his studies.  He will now however be traveling the breadth of the country for NBA to represent beef producers and finishers and work with NBA’s partners throughout industry. 

The NBA’s National Chairman Hamish McBean said “We are delighted with the NBA forward momentum this year and to have a National Director now in place to lead us to the top of the industry on behalf of the beef sector.  This is an important step to end 2012 and we warmly welcome Chris into the Association.”

Commenting on his appointment Chris said “I am really looking forward to working with the new NBA Board and representing the interests of beef producers on a regional and national basis.”  Ms McKnight will be working alongside Chris over the next month to see the NBA through into what is destined to be a very positive and prosperous year for NBA.   

For more information contact:
Hamish McBean, chairman NBA
Tel: 01309 651206  or  07729 357880