Moy Park has appointed David Gibson as its director of agriculture.

Gibson has been with the company for 26 years and will be responsible for the whole division across Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

He will be based at Moy Park's Dungannon site and will report to James French, Moy Park's agri & fresh poultry director.

His role will be to support Moy Park's industry-leading position in agriculture and its 800 poultry farmers across the United Kingdom.

As a trainee manager in the mid-1980s, Gibson was involved in the pioneering development of free-range chicken.

Since then, he has held positions in hatchery management as well as in Moy Park's grandparent breeding division.

More recently, he was general manager for agriculture Northern Ireland.