The Moredun Foundation welcomed the newest member of its board of directors and awarded an honorary fellowship at its Annual General Meeting yesterday (September 9).

The Moredun Foundation welcomed the newest member of its board of directors and awarded an honorary fellowship at its Annual General Meeting yesterday (September 9).

L-R: Prof Julie Fitzpatrick (chief executive), Gareth Jones and John Ross (chairman) of the Moredun FoundationNew board member Gareth Jones is farm manager at Rhug (a large organic estate in North Wales) and joins twelve other farming and veterinary representatives on the governing body of one of the worlds leading animal health charities.
 
Foundation chairman John Ross said: “Gareth Jones brings a wide breath of experience in livestock farming and business to the board and also maintains our important links with the farming industry in Wales.”

Originally founded by farmers in the 1920s, Moredun is known throughout the world for its research into the prevention and control of infectious diseases of livestock. Ninety years on, and still governed by farmers, Moredun’s mission to improve animal health and welfare remains strong as its scientists continue to increase the understanding of the causes of disease and develop effective diagnostic tests and vaccines.

L-R: Honorary fellow John Scott  MSP and Moredun chairman John  RossAn honorary fellowship of the foundation (the governing body of Moredun Research Institute) was awarded to John Scott MSP, shadow cabinet secretary for the Scottish Conservative Party for rural affairs and the environment. Mr Scott has been a long standing supporter of Moredun and has been a co-opted member of the South of Scotland regional board of advisors in 2004, giving invaluable assistance and guidance to Moredun.

The chairman praised Mr Scott for the outstanding contribution he has made to Moredun, saying: “John Scott was one of the first parliamentarians to identify the importance of food security and has supported the work of Moredun in improving animal health and welfare, which leads to enhanced efficiency in livestock production worldwide.”

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