I grew up on a dairy farm in Northern Ireland, obtaining a PhD in Agricultural Biochemistry at The Queen’s University of Belfast. I then spent 10 years in teaching and research in Animal Sciences at University College Dublin, Ireland, The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala and Montana State University, USA.
I moved across to a commercial post in 1989, joining AB Agri as Technical Director of the AB Vista Feed Ingredients Division in 2004, where I am responsible for technical support worldwide to their developing feed additives business. I have over 150 publications in animal nutrition in the past 25 years.
I have been active in FEFANA (European Feed Additive & Premix Association), serving as a Board member for 9 years, Vice-President from 2005-7 and President from 2007-9.