UK Ministers appoint AHDB Pork sector council chair and board members

Thursday, 4 April 2024

Graeme Jack and Glen Nimmo have been appointed as AHDB board members. Their terms will run from 1 April and 10 April, respectively, each for a period of three years.

Mr Nimmo will have the extended responsibility as AHDB Pork sector council chair for three years.

Mr Jack brings more than 30 years of experience in the agri-food sector, including as communications director for Müller UK & Ireland, while Mr Nimmo’s background includes working in a family-run multi-site integrated pork processing business covering slaughter, primal processing and retail packing.

These are ministerial appointments, made by Defra Ministers, with the approval of Ministers in the Scottish government, Welsh government, and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland.

The appointments are made in accordance with the Governance Code on Public Appointments published by the Cabinet Office. All appointments are made on merit, and political activity plays no part in the selection process.

Nicholas Saphir, AHDB Chair, said:

“I am delighted with the appointment of Glen and Graeme, whose combined industry experience will add further value to our skill-based board. Their experience as business leaders will help us to continue delivering key services and value for money for our levy payers.”