Changes at World-Wide Sires UK

Leading cattle breeding company, World Wide Sires UK, has announced changes to the company’s structure, with former Holstein UK President Drew Sloan OBE joining the Board of Directors as Chairman.
calendar icon 14 February 2008
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The Board has been further strengthened with the company’s Sales and Product Manager, John Cochrane, being appointed Sales Director. One further appointment of a high profile, non-executive Director is expected in due course.

Renowned agri-businessman, Drew Sloan, joins the company as a consultant. The Ayr-based entrepreneur has taken a two-year break from the cattle breeding sector since he sold his majority shareholding in Semex UK to former business partners in December 2005.

John Cochrane’s appointment as Sales Director follows 14 years of involvement with World Wide Sires UK (formerly Semen World) in various management roles. The Board of World Wide Sires UK will continue to benefit from the expertise of Livestock Director, Bryan Challenor, and a further non-executive director is expected to be appointed within the next few weeks, according to World Wide Sires UK’s Managing Director, Marion Challenor.

"I'm delighted that Drew has accepted my company’s offer to join the Board as Chairman. World Wide Sires UK is rapidly moving forward and Drew will bring invaluable knowledge and experience at Board level. This major appointment is a quantum leap forward for the company and I look forward to working with Drew in order to further strengthen our position within the UK marketplace.

"I'm also delighted that John Cochrane has agreed to join the Board as Sales Director, as this appointment will significantly enhance our team at Board level." she said.

California-based World Wide Sires' Vice President of Marketing, Mike Rakes, endorsed these significant corporate developments: "The UK marketplace is our fastest international growth area and it’s great news that Drew, with his wealth of experience, has joined the company," he said.

"His appointment will be a huge asset and on behalf of World Wide Sires Ltd I’m delighted to welcome Drew into the World Wide Sires family."

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