Cheese manufacturer Lactalis McLelland's group industrial quality manager Jane Haywood has been elected as chairman designate of Dairy UK Scotland. She will take over from Peter Nicholson of Robert Wiseman Dairies at the next board meeting on 17 May. Her primary focus will be the sustainability of the industry, which will be the centrepiece of Dairy UK's manifesto for the forthcoming Scottish Parliamentary elections on 3 May.
Farming Minister Jeff Rooker has extended the appointment of Meat and Livestock Commission (MLC) chairman, Peter Barr CBE to 31 March 2008, when there will be a radical restructuring of the five levy boards, including the MLC. The roles of Commissioner for Scotland, Donald Biggar, and Commissioner for Wales, Rees Roberts, will also be extended to 31 March.
Brintex, organiser of the London International Wine and Spirits Fair, has appointed Ross Carter as international sales manager. The new role has been developed to give specific focus to key overseas exhibitors. Carter was most recently publication manager at Eurofruit - responsible for international conferences and exhibitions.
New POPAI chair
Point of Purchase Advertising International UK & Ireland has recruited Brid Bickerton as chairwoman. Bickerton is head of category management at Allied Bakeries. "This year will see POPAI working with more organisations to develop and promote retail marketing so it takes more prominence in the overall marketing mix, especially as more budget is directed in-store, away from above-the-line marketing," she said.