IPC Working Groups have chosen their leaders

Anne-Marie Neeteson, Shraddha Kaul and Erica Charlton to lead WGs on Animal Health and Welfare, Communication and Food Safety and Processing

Last week the meetings of the IPC Working Groups on Animal Health and Welfare, Communication and Food Quality were held, which, among other things, elected their respective Chairman.

It is with great pleasure that we inform you that Anne-Marie Neeteson (Aviagen), Shraddha Kaul (British Poultry Council) and Erica Charlton (Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council) have been unanimously elected as Chair respectively of the WG on AHAW, Communication and Food Quality.

IPC President, Mr. Robin Horel, welcomes the news as a great step for the IPC: “I am very happy with this news, in particular with the choice of Groups. Anne-Marie, Shraddha and Erica have long been involved in IPC activities, known by everyone for their skills and professionalism and I have no doubt that they will be a fundamental added value for the Association “.

Meetings of these three Groups, with the election of the Chairs, is part of the plan for the resumption of WGs’ activities which will continue shortly with the Working Group on Sustainability and Environment and on Trade.

Congratulations and best wishes for a good job from all the IPC staff go to Anne-Marie, Shraddha and Erica.

Anne-Marie Neeteson is responsible for welfare and sustainability in Aviagen Group (chicken, turkey) since May 2011. Internally, she has, for instance, set up global welfare audit system with internal and official external audits. Externally,  she is active in representation work and relative working groups. In the past, she has represented the IPC at FAO related initiatives, and chaired the IPC Environment and Sustainability WG. Previously Anne-Marie ran the European Forum of Farm Animal Breeders.

Shraddha Kaul is Director of External Affairs, British Poultry Council. Shraddha is an external affairs expert who has worked across a range of sectors including consumer goods and international development. She has a strong track record of delivering strategic communications campaigns and engagement programmes that have influenced policy making and improved public perception of heavily scrutinised industries.

Erica Charlton represents the Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council (CPEPC) where she has held the position of CPEPC Technical Director since 2006. She is responsible primarily for technical files for Canadian poultry meat processing companies, and occasionally for the egg processing companies, as needed. Ms. Charlton acts as industry/government liaison and is the processor industry’s single point of contact on technical issues with relevant Canadian government bodies. Canada has been a member of IPC since its inception and Erica was a member of the Food Safety and Processing working group from the beginning. She holds a Bachelor of Science, Biology.

Media contact

Nicolò Cinotti, Secretary General nicolo@internationalpoultrycouncil.org