The Company

Eden Search & Select are delighted to be working with Livestock Information Limited which has been set up as a subsidiary company of Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).  This new venture now requires an experienced executive to Chair the board and guide the business towards achieving its ambitious goals. Working in collaboration with DEFRA and AHDB, Livestock Information Limited’s purpose is to design, implement and operate a single multi-species livestock traceability service that delivers a statutory service to government whilst enabling valued add through data capture and sharing for the meat and livestock sectors. The aim is to do this in a way that provides value for money and builds trust, confidence and respect from all of its customers and stakeholders, demonstrating that government and industry can work well together in order to deliver more benefit than is possible through either individual party.

The Role

Working closely with the newly appointed Managing Director the role of Chair of the Main Board is to provide strategic direction to the Livestock Information Limited’s board members and have critical oversight of the whole Company. This appointment will be for an initial term of 3 years. The Chair’s key responsibilities will be to establish corporate governance, develop the relationship with government and industry and oversee the transition from the design and build phase to a fully operational Livestock Information Service within a complex stakeholder environment.

The Candidate

To be successful you will be an influential leader with experience of chairing or leading a corporate board and knowledge of corporate governance issues. Strong experience of working in and leading transformational change at a senior level in the food or agribusiness the sector will be a key factor as would experience in driving the development of a start-up company or activity. A track record of working within a multifaceted stakeholder environment within a complex political environment and an understanding of the livestock production chain, from farmer through to retail is desirable but not essential.

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to progress your career to an industry leading  role which will benefit the whole sectors  future with one of most innovative concepts in its sector, please get in touch with Darren Houghton at Eden Search & Select for a confidential discussion at info@edensearch.co.uk or 0113 8346634.

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