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09 Feb 2018
Society

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Appointed

Holstein UK, Europe’s largest independent dairy breed society, is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), bringing extensive knowledge and experience to the group.

Based at the Group head office in Telford, Sue Cope has been promoted from Managing Director of CIS to CEO for the Holstein UK Group of Companies. The Group of Companies comprises of Holstein UK, the Cattle Information Service (CIS) and the National Bovine Data Centre (NBDC).

Having worked for the group for over 20 years, Sue has a wealth of experience and an in-depth understanding of how each business operates. Brought up on a dairy farm in the Midlands, Sue’s knowledge of the dairy sector and her industry links will be invaluable in driving the Group forward.

Sue Cope, CEO says,“I am privileged to be offered the opportunity to work with members, industry and colleagues to take the Society forward to meet the needs of the ever changing dairy and agricultural sector.  I am looking forward to delivering the future strategy and exploring new opportunities for the Group of Companies and stakeholders.”

Andrew Birkle, Holstein UK Chairman, comments, “We are delighted to appoint Sue Cope as CEO for the Holstein UK Group.  The appointment places the Group in a very strong position to take the business forward.  Sue’s knowledge of the industry is a major asset to the Group, and the Board of Trustees looks forward to working with her and the senior management team. The appointment now brings stability to the business to focus and deliver the Group strategy.