Dairy Connect congratulates Judith Bryans on her election as President of the International Dairy Federation

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has elected Dr Judith Bryans as its new President. Dr Bryans is Chief Executive Officer of Dairy UK.

Dairy Connect offers its congratulations to Dr Bryans on her election to this important international post.

George Davey, Chairman, Dairy Connect says “Dr Bryans is taking on the post at a time of significant challenge in the global dairy market and Dairy Connect extends its congratulations on her election”.

Over a long period, Dairy UK has been active in forging constructive and positive relationships in the dairy supply chain and Dr Bryans’ skills in this area will be of benefit in her role as IDF President.

“The work of IDF is essential in creating a positive future for the dairy industry. It has a unique structure and shows what can be accomplished through global cooperation. With an unrivalled network of experts, we can pool our resources and expertise to ensure the role of dairy is recognised properly at every level.” Dr Bryans said

Graham Forbes, President, Dairy Connect Farmers Group stated “Dairy Connect has been advocating for the implementation of a voluntary code of practice between producers and processors in Australia. Our delegation to the IDF World Dairy Summit will be meeting with Dr Bryans later this week to discuss with her the positive opportunities that a voluntary code of practice for the Australian dairy industry will have”.

Dairy Connect met with the Chair of the UK House of Commons Select Committee on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Neil Parish MP. Mr Parish indicated that the voluntary code has played a positive role in the UK dairy industry. His comments and that of Dr Bryans will provide a strong foundation for the Dairy Conect submissions to the Australan Senate Inquiry into the dairy industry and the longer term inquiry by the ACCC into the dairy chain in Australia.

George Davey has invited Dr Bryans to visit Australia in the near future to offer her views on the international dairy market as well as the opportunities that a voluntary code will provide in regard to addressing imbalances in milk supply agreements.

Dr Bryans stated: “I am pleased to accept the invitation of the Chair of Dairy Connect, George Davey, and I look forward to meeting with my dairy colleagues in Australia. The issues we face throughout the world have a commonality that we need to address collectively.

Shaughn Morgan, CEO, Dairy Connect has welcomed the acceptance of Dr Bryans to visit Australia.

“The visit by Dr Bryans will enable our dairy value chain to hear first hand from a prominent international dairy executive and we are grateful for her willingness to enage with the dairy industry in Australia”, Shaughn Morgan stated.

Current IDF President Dr Jeremy Hill will hand over the IDF presidency to Dr Bryans at the World Dairy Summit on Wednesday 19th October.