Elanco welcomes fresh faces to poultry team

Elanco Animal Health is delighted to welcome seven new faces to its Poultry Team; Adam Goddard, Dan Miles, Sophie Malkin, George Gould, Jessica Cross, Tom Hepburn and Deborah Cawood. The expansion and diversification of the team is a clear indication of Elanco’s commitment to providing support for the ever-growing needs of the poultry industry and becoming a number one value contributor to customers.

Deborah Cawood, BA Hons MCIM, will be assuming the role of Strategic Account Manager, coming from a previous position as Head of Food Chain at NFU. Deborah also worked for Red Tractor Assurance including the Assured Chicken Production scheme (ACP), Deborah is looking forward to being able to apply all aspects of her expertise to her new role within Elanco’s broiler division. Working alongside Deborah is Philip Wright, who has a wealth of animal health experience and has been with Elanco as Strategic Account Manager for the past year. Supporting is Sophie Malkin Key Account Support Manager and Enzyme lead, who will be leading the layers sector. Sophie brings with her a strong passion for nutrition developed during her time working previously for Trouw Nutrition.

In the Game sector the Key Account Manager will be Dan Miles, who comes from a six year position as a Farm Sales Representative for Mole Valley Group. For Dan, joining Elanco is more than just a job, “The game industry is something I’ve always been passionate about so I feel very lucky that I essentially get to talk about my hobby for a living! The fact that Elanco has a strong customer focus is also a real bonus as it means that we get the chance to witness the impact of our support.”

The new technical team, George Gould, Jessica Cross and Tom Hepburn will underpin the work of the account managers. After recently qualifying, Jessica Cross BVetMed MRCVS is the newest addition. Having always felt passionately about supporting British farmers, Jessica is looking forward to being able to be able to put her sentiment into action. Tom Hepburn previously worked for British Airways as an insights analyst, having graduated with a statistics-based degree. Tom is familiar with the power of data, “The poultry industry is well-primed to take advantage of the huge amount of data available which has the potential to transform poultry production so I can’t wait to get stuck in with Elanco’s cutting edge innovations such as the new Health Tracking System (HTS).”

George Gould BVetMed BSc MRCVS is also excited about his role as the PBU’s Technical Consultant. Having spent several years in mixed practice, George also worked for the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) where he gained valuable exposure to the poultry industry through campylobacter and avian influenza surveillance projects.

The team is supported by a wealth of knowledge and experience in Graham Rigg, who has been with the business for 30 years alongside a strong marketing team led by monogastric expert, Thomas Tiley. At the head of the poultry department is Jerry Glover, who has a legacy at Elanco spanning two decades. Jerry couldn’t be happier with his new team, “The dynamic range of skills we now have within the poultry team mirrors the wealth of experience and expertise offered by Elanco so I’m really optimistic about what we can achieve together.”

For further information contact Elanco Animal Health, Lilly House, Priestley Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9NL, Tel 01256 353131, Fax 01256 779510 Email elancouk@lilly.com