The chief government of the Livestock and Meat Fee (LMC) in Northern Eire has resigned to take up a brand new function with the Dairy Council for Northern Eire.

Ian Stevenson will take over because the chief government of Dairy Council NI from October 2, 2023.

He stated as we speak (Wednesday, July 5) it had been a “privilege” to be CEO of the LMC for the final 12 years

Stevenson added: “I’m delighted to be becoming a member of the Dairy Council as CEO to proceed its wonderful work, and to assist handle the various challenges and alternatives that the dairy sector faces.

“There are a lot of similarities between the pink meat and dairy sectors and I’m assured that the information and expertise I’ve gained at LMC might be of use in growing the work of the Dairy Council”.

The organisation’s chair, Dermot Farrell as we speak paid tribute to its outgoing chair, Dr Mike Johnston and counseled his “dedication and work with the Dairy Council over the previous three a long time”.

He stated Dr Johnston had led Dairy Council NI throughout “a interval when the dairy sector domestically, nationally and internationally has seen vital change”. 

“The dairy sector is on the cusp of a brand new period that may have a give attention to dietary, environmental, social and financial sustainability and having Ian as our CEO will be sure that the Dairy Council will construct on Mike’s legacy,” he added.


In the meantime the LMC has additionally praised the “signficiant contribution” that Ian Stevenson had made to the organisation as CEO.

Joe Stewart, a member of the LMC board, stated: “With intensive expertise within the agri-food trade Ian has performed a big function in main the fee’s service supply for trade via numerous challenges together with European Union exit, Covid-19 and the sector’s response to local weather change.

“Ian has very efficiently raised the profile and consciousness of Northern Eire Farm High quality Assured Beef and Lamb and the sustainability credentials of the native trade.  

“He’s a extremely revered chief inside LMC and has been instrumental in delivering the fee’s strategic imaginative and prescient. It’s with because of his information and experience that LMC has grown from power to power.”