BPEX: Helen Thoday's 8,000–Mile Trek

by 5m Editor
19 May 2011, at 11:49am

UK - BPEX KT Manager, Helen Thoday, is heading off for pastures new – 8,000 miles away in the Falkland Islands.

Ms Thoday, who joined BPEX almost five years ago, is to become agricultural advisor, genetics and animal nutrition, for the Falkland Islands Agricultural Department.

She is already well-travelled having put together a programme visiting many different countries when she won a Nuffield Scholarship last year.

Ms Thoday's study tour took as its topic ‘The UK Pig Industry in 2020’ and looked at the industry’s role in feeding the nine billion world population predicted by 2050.

Ms Thoday said: “I can't explain how much I have enjoyed my time at BPEX, being part of the KT team has been a brilliant experience and meeting and working with the producers and allied industry has been motivating and a pleasure.”

BPEX Head of Communications, Andrew Knowles, said: “Helen is well-respected in the industry and has done a marvellous job over the last five years. We are sad to see her go but wish her well in her new and challenging role.”

Two other members of BPEX staff have also just returned to work following maternity leave, Lis Ravn, Knowledge Transfer Manager for the North of England and Skills and Development Manager, Tess Howe.

Ms Thoday will be replaced and her position will be advertised shortly.