Pork Engagement team

Your first port of call at AHDB is your regional manager. If you’re unsure which region you are in, just contact one manager and they will put you in touch with the right person.

North and North West

Tony Bayles, Knowledge Exchange Manager

Tony has worked for over 15 years in pig farm management on various units across the UK and has worked as a livestock manager.

E: Tony.Bayles@ahdb.org.uk T: 07391 016 505


Andrew Palmer, Knowledge Exchange Manager

Andrew began his career as a stockperson, and progressed to Unit Manager then to a fieldsperson’s role, looking after several units, including a nucleus breeding unit.

E: Andrew.Palmer@ahdb.org.uk T: 07976 443 454

South and Central

Patrick Loten, Knowledge Exchange Manager

Pat spent 40 years working on an outdoor pig unit in the south of England. He joined AHDB in 2018.

E: Patrick.Loten@ahdb.org.uk T: 07990 441 699


Charlotte Evans, Head of Engagement

Charlotte has a broad knowledge of the pig industry and its stakeholders, as well as extensive experience in leading and delivering collaborative programmes in the pork sector. She gained a PhD in 2009 specialising in infectious diseases in pigs and she joined AHDB in November 2022.

E: Charlotte.Evans@ahdb.org.uk