The National Pig Association (NPA) has announced Emma Wormington as the new vice chair of Young NPA.

Wormington, who works for livestock pharmaceutical company Zoetis, will replace former vice chair Flavian Obiero, who has decided to step back from the role.

She grew up on an arable and livestock farm in Worcestershire and completed a degree in bioveterinary science before starting a career in animal health.

Emma Wormington. Source: NPA

She has worked in the veterinary pharmaceutical industry for over 10 years and is currently in the role of pig key account manager at Zoetis.

Speaking on her appointment, Wormington said: “I am very honored to be taking on the role of YNPA vice chair.

“Having family in pig farming and through experiencing the challenges the industry has faced over the last 18 months, I am truly passionate about making the pig industry a sustainable, profitable and exciting place to be for the future.”

The NPA has also announced the departure of the current Young NPA chair, Samantha Carmichael.

NPA chef executive, Lizzie Wilson, thanked both Carmichael and Obiero for their work at the association before welcoming Wormington to her new role.

“We are always grateful to those who volunteer their time to take on these leadership roles,” she said.

“I am delighted Emma is stepping up to support Lee and I know there is a lot of work already underway to organise more exciting events in the second half of the year.”

Wormington will remain in the position of vice chair until the leadership application process begins after the pig industry group elections in spring next year.