Secretary General

Chris Lloyd

Chris Lloyd is the Secretary General of the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) Alliance

Chris is former AHDB Director of Knowledge Exchange and took over from John FitzGerald as Secretary General in January 2018.

Chris has been immersed in the livestock sector throughout his career. He graduated from Writtle Agricultural College then spent 16 years working for the National Sheep Association holding various positions of influence at a technical and political level across the UK.

In 1999 he was awarded a Nuffield Farming Scholarship to study the sheep industries of South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Chris joined EBLEX in 2003 to deliver firstly the Sheep, then the Beef Better Returns Programme.

He latterly held other positions including Director for Knowledge Exchange across all AHDB sectors and more recently led AHDB activity on AMR across the three livestock sectors (Pork, Dairy and Beef & Lamb) before leaving the levy board in 2017.


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