Kevin Lovell is stepping down from his role as the CEO of the South African Poultry Association (SAPA), effective August 17.
Upon Lovell’s exit, Dr. Charlotte Nkuna will be the acting CEO of SAPA. Lovell, at the request of the board, will continue to assist the organization on a limited basis on matters that may need his attention.
The poultry industry in South Africa has had its share of troubles in recent months, including high feed costs, a highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak, and increasing imports of poultry meat from the European Union.
In a statement, Lovell, who has been with SAPA for the past 11 years, said: “I would like to thank you all for the opportunity I was given to work in this industry and to interact with you as members, media and stakeholders. It was an honor to serve you all.”
SAPA, according to its website, was established in 1904. It considers itself “a medium and catalyst for any matter the industry wishes to collectively address.”
Kevin Lovell steps down as CEO of South African Poultry Association
After 11 years as the CEO of the South African Poultry Association (SAPA), Kevin Lovell has decided to end his service.