Aviagen Group restructures world Welfare, Sustainability and Compliance Group


In an ongoing endeavor to strengthen its success in “Breeding for Welfare and Sustainability,” Aviagen® Group is happy to announce that Tim Burnside has been appointed as World Vice President of Welfare, Sustainability and Compliance.

In his new function, he’ll information Aviagen Group on insurance policies and developments that serve to reinforce fowl welfare and sustainability, each internally and externally. Anne-Marie Neeteson will help Tim as Senior Advisor of Welfare, Sustainability and Compliance. Each appointments are efficient instantly.

“I congratulate Anne-Marie and Tim on their new essential roles. They each have a confirmed and unwavering dedication to animal welfare and sustainability, and can proceed to dedicate their time, expertise and immense data to champion these two inseparable objectives inside Aviagen Group and the broader world business,” mentioned Alfons Koerhuis, Chief Technical Officer of Aviagen Group.

Extra on Anne-Marie and Tim

Each Anne-Marie and Tim have devoted their careers to a trigger they’re each captivated with: regularly enhancing the well being and welfare of birds, in addition to the sustainability of poultry companies and the preservation of the planet for future generations.

Anne-Marie joined Aviagen Group as Vice President of Welfare and Compliance in 2011. She leads the Aviagen Group World Sustainability Group, and chairs the Well being and Welfare Working Group for the Worldwide Poultry Council. She is a Skilled Animal Auditor Certification Group (PAACO) welfare auditor and a board member of the Worldwide Poultry Welfare Alliance and U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Poultry and Eggs.

Earlier than becoming a member of Aviagen, she directed the European Discussion board of Farm Animal Breeders (EFFAB), and established and led the European Union (EU)-recognized Sustainable Farm Animal Breeding and Copy Know-how Platform (FABRE-TP). She has additionally arrange a patent watch, a Code of Good Follow for Farm Animal Breeding Organizations, and initiated the Animal Job Pressure in Europe. She holds a Grasp of Science diploma in Genetics and Animal Science from Wageningen College within the Netherlands.

Tim started serving as World Supervisor of Welfare, Sustainability and Compliance for Aviagen Group in 2019, answerable for coordinating a worldwide welfare system for chickens and turkeys, together with world sustainability tasks. Earlier than then, he labored for Aviagen Turkeys for greater than 25 years, including worth to a variety of areas, together with, High quality Assurance, Well being and Security, Gross sales and Advertising and R&D.

Tim leads the World Welfare Group and is a additionally a PAACO welfare auditor and member of the World Sustainability Group. He’s actively concerned in varied regional and world welfare and sustainability business working teams, together with the Worldwide Poultry Welfare Alliance membership committee (which he chairs), AVEC European Poultry Affiliation, European Reside Poultry and Hatching Eggs Affiliation, Worldwide Poultry Welfare Alliance, IPC and Crimson Tractor. He achieved a Grasp of Science diploma in Poultry from the College of Glasgow, UK.


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