A Dairy Women’s Network (DWN) programme has been named as the recipient of two years of funding support from the Government.
Former chair Karen Forlong will remain on the Trust Board as the newly-appointed chair support.
“It goes without saying that it has been a humbling privilege to be the chair for the last two and a half years,” says Forlong.
“This new role will allow me to be there to support Trish and pass on knowledge from my time as chair, and to still have a voice around the board table to support the Network,” she says.
Having seen the many opportunities for progression and succession with both the sector and DWN since being appointed as trustee, Rankin says the step into the chair’s role is “a privilege” she is looking forward to.
“It’s a great time to work with Karen over the next few months to learn more around the skills and knowledge of being a chair,” says Rankin.
“Governing an organisation that has a strong vision to enable transformation change in dairy businesses is so crucial in enabling the dairy industry to thrive.”