Andrew Jorêt, of Noble Foods, has been elected chairman of the British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) following the retirement of Andrew Parker, who held the role for 16 years.
The role of BEIC chairman is held by the chairman of the National Egg Marketing Association (NEMAL), which Andrew Jorêt was elected to in May.
The BEIC also elected a new set of office holders at its annual general meeting. Elwyn Griffiths, representing the British Egg Products Association, is the new BEIC deputy chairman; Duncan Priestner, representing the National Farmers Union, is the new BEIC vice chairman; and Jeffrey Vergerson, representing the British Egg Association, is the new BEIC Treasurer.
Andrew Parker was presented with a bronze Lion egg statue as recognition of his unique contribution to the egg industry and the success of the British Lion scheme during his period as chairman.