AIC appoints James McCulloch to head up Feed Sector
17 January 2018
James McCulloch, who has extensive experience in the livestock feed industry and lobbying, has joined the Agricultural Industries Confederation as Head of Feed Sector taking over from George Perrott.
Mr McCulloch has some 30 years commercial experience with Agrimin as sales and marketing director.
In addition, he has considerable experience in the broader politics of the industry. He was Chairman of the George Group, set up to lobby on behalf of some 20 UK animal feed companies in the feed supplement sector. He went on to become Chairman of FEFANA Dietetic Feed Task Force, a Brussels-based federation lobbying on behalf of the UK industry and developing networks with key stakeholders across Europe.
In 2003, Mr McCulloch was awarded an OBE for services to British exports. This resulted from his campaigning to see Government support for exporting reduce its emphasis on only supporting large businesses.
"James will bring a wealth of experience in both the commercial and political issues that face Britain's animal feed sector," said AIC Chief Executive David Caffall. "I am sure James' blend of skills will be of considerable benefit to AIC's Members."
Mr McCulloch takes over from George Perrott who has headed AIC's Feed Sector for the past nine years and will now take a part-time advisory role with the Confederation.
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Notes for editors
The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) has over 260 Members in the agri-supply trade and represents £8.0 billion turnover at farmgate. It represents a number of sectors within the agrisupply sector including: Animal Feed; Crop Protection and Agronomy; Fertilisers; Grain and Oilseeds; Seed.