Moredun Foundation appoints new Chairman
The Moredun Foundation has appointed Ian Duncan Millar as its new Chairman at their AGM today (Thursday 6 September).
Ian is a farmer from Aberfeldy with arable, beef, hill and lowground sheep. He is a past Chairman of Highland Glen lamb marketing Cooperative and the Scottish Association for Sheep Health. Ian is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and Agricultural Arbitrator, and is a former President of the Scottish Agricultural Arbiters and Valuers Association. Ian Duncan Millar was awarded an MBE in the 2010 Queen’s New Years Honours List for his services to agriculture.
Ian Duncan Millar, who served as a director of Moredun Research Institute for several years, has great confidence in Moredun. Commenting on his appointment, he said “It is a great honour to be appointed Chairman of the Moredun Foundation. I look forward to working with all involved at Moredun and to building on the work done by my illustrious predecessors.”
Chief Executive and Scientific Director of Moredun, Professor Julie Fitzpatrick, commented, “I am delighted that Ian Duncan Millar is remaining with Moredun albeit in a new role as Chairman of the Moredun Foundation. Ian brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of the farming sector within Scotland. He is a innovative farmer in his own right and has demonstrated practically the benefits of applying the highest levels of animal health and welfare in his own flocks and herds.”
Ian Duncan Millar replaces John Ross, who retired at the AGM after serving his term as Chairman. At the end of the AGM John was presented with a hand carved crook engraved with his name and the Moredun logo as a memento. Paying tribute to John Ross’ dedication over that time, Professor Julie Fitzpatrick, commented: “I have really enjoyed working with John Ross over the last eight years during my time as Director and Chief Executive of Moredun. John has contributed to all aspects of Moredun’s success and has provided me personally with unstinting support and advice.”
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