Moy Park has appointed Nicky Taylor as its head of talent and employee experience.

Taylor joins Moy Park to support its strategic growth plans and will be responsible for spearheading leadership and talent development across the business.

The company, in a press release issued on January 18, said that Taylor has a strong track record of leadership and talent development in the food industry, with more than 17 years of experience. She previously held the role of head of organizational development at Samworth Brothers and most recently head of leadership and talent development at Tulip Ltd., a leading producer of pork products in the United Kingdom.

Taylor is also an active member of the Council for City & Guilds, the National Industry Skills Board and the Harper Adams Meat Advisory Board.

Welcoming Taylor to Moy Park, HR & Performance Director Kirsty Wilkins said: “Moy Park place a great deal of importance on talent, which is critical to the future growth and success of the business. With an innovative and passionate approach to talent development, Nicky brings a wealth of experience and her appointment represents a significant investment in our people.”

Speaking about her appointment, Taylor commented: “Moy Park prides itself on recruiting and retaining the brightest and best talent, creating a working environment in which they can thrive. I’m delighted to be joining an excellent team and contributing to the company’s ongoing success.”

Headquartered in the U.K., Moy Park is a subsidiary of U.S.-based Pilgrim’s Pride, which acquired Moy Park from Brazil-based JBS in 2017 for US$1.3 billion.

Moy Park is the second largest poultry company in the U.K., ranking only behind 2 Sisters Food Group, according to the Poultry International Top Poultry Companies rankings. It also ranks eighth among European poultry companies, having slaughtered 280 million broilers in 2017.