The National Sheep Association’s Peter Morris has resigned from his chief executive post in order to take up a new role within the red meat supply chain.
Mr Morris will join red meat processor Vion Foods in August after seven-and-a-half years working for the NSA.
Chairman of NSA Council Jonathan Barber said: “We are all extremely sad to see Peter go as he has done fantastic work not only for NSA but for all sheep farmers. In his time at NSA the sheep industry has dealt with major challenges such as foot-and-mouth, bluetongue and the introduction of electronic identification.
“These are all huge topics impacting greatly on the lives of sheep farmers and Peter has always been right in the thick of things fighting for the best interests of sheep farmers and the sheep industry.
The NSA is now assessing their position to fill the roles Mr Morris covered.