• SIMON Mead, currently the strategic business planning manager for the cattle group at BOCM Pauls, has been appointed head of beef strategy at the Meat and Livestock Commission.
Mr Mead will begin work at the MLC in the summer. His appointment means that all three red meat sectors now have strategy managers, with Mick Sloyan and David Croston already in place running the pig and sheep strategy teams respectively.
The three strategy groups were announced last July.
• COLIN Maclean, director general of the Meat and Livestock Commission for the past seven years, has announced that he will retire from the post next June.
Mr Maclean, who will be 60 on his retirement, joined the MLC as technical director in 1988 and was appointed director general in 1991.