British Poultry Council (BPC) Chief Executive Andrew Large has announced his departure from the organization. His last day with the BPC was scheduled for April 30.

Large had served in that capacity since May 2013.

“I leave BPC having taken it through major challenges, such as Campylobacter and avian influenza. I would like to wish both my successor and the U.K. poultry industry the best of luck. Poultry meat has a very bright future and I look forward to seeing the industry grow and develop,” Large stated in a press release.


BPC Chairman John Reed said the organization is now in the process of finding a successor for Large.

“The BPC board would like to thank Andrew Large for guiding the British poultry meat sector through some of its most challenging times,” said Reed. “Andrew has done a huge amount to set a clear direction and reposition BPC to respond to the rapid changes in the food sector and regulatory environment. The board ... is deeply grateful for his contribution over the past three years.”

According to Large’s LinkedIn page, Large served as the chief executive of the Cleaning and Support Services Association for the seven years prior to joining BPC.