Anne-Marie Neeteson, Global Vice President of Welfare & Compliance for Aviagen Group, has been elected to chair the Working Group (WG) on Animal Health and Welfare of the International Poultry Council (IPC). She joins Shraddha Kaul (British Poultry Council) and Erica Charlton (Canadian Poultry and Egg Processing Council) who will lead the Communication and Food Safety and Processing Working Groups respectively. IPC President Robin Horel commented that the new WG Chairs are longstanding, active members, known for their “skills and professionalism.”
Aviagen is a longtime associated member of the IPC, and CEO Jan Henriksen recently affirmed the company’s commitment to the IPC and putting the five United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the IPC into practice. “I congratulate Anne-Marie on her appointment to this important IPC committee. Aviagen and the IPC share a dedication to put food on every table of families around the globe in a way that is sustainable for the planet and its people,” remarked Henriksen.
“I am honored to be a part of this WG, and look forward to working together with the WG members and the industry in general to further the cause of poultry health and welfare, communication among industry shareholders and associations, and food quality and security for consumers around the world,” added Neeteson.
About Anne-Marie Neeteson
Neeteson has served as Vice President of Welfare and Compliance for Aviagen Group since May 2011, where she is responsible for poultry welfare and sustainability, and has created a global welfare audit system for chickens and turkeys.
Before joining Aviagen, she directed the European Forum of Farm Animal Breeders (EFFAB), and established and led the European Union (EU)-recognized Sustainable Farm Animal Breeding and Reproduction Technology Platform (FABRE-TP). She has also set up a patent watch, a Code of Good Practice for Farm Animal Breeding Organizations, and initiated the Animal Task Force in Europe.
She is a Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO) welfare auditor, as well as a board member of the International Poultry Welfare Alliance and United States Roundtable for Sustainable Poultry, and is involved in several other communication policies and initiatives in the poultry sector. She has represented the IPC on initiatives related to the UN Food and Agriculture Administration (FAO), and has chaired the IPC Environment and Sustainability WG.
Neeteson holds a Master’s degree in Genetics and Animal Science from Wageningen University in the Netherlands.