New chair for Casino meatworks
THE board of the Northern Co-operative Meat Company has a new chairman.
Casino farm business owner John Seccombe was elected to the top job last week after outgoing chairman George Bennett stood down from the position.
Mr Bennett, who served in the position for four and a half years, advised the board last month he planned to step down as chairman but would stay on as a director.
He cited health reasons for his decision.
Mr Bennett was first elected to the NCMC board in 1993 and served as deputy chairman from 1999 to 2003 before being elected chairman in 2008.
John Seccombe, the son of another former chairman Norm Seccombe, is a relative newcomer to the meat company board, having been elected in February 2010.
He was elected chairman with the full support of the board.
Mr Seccombe has paid tribute to his predecessor, praising Mr Bennett for his dedication to the meat company and efforts over the past four and a half years.