December 19, 2013

Diamond V vice president appointed to chair FAO's Feed Consortium Steering Committee


Mike Goble, the vice president and chief operations officer of Diamond V, has been appointed to chair the Feed Consortium Steering Committee of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).  

During Goble's upcoming, 18-month chairmanship, he will primarily focused on the support of the Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance Partnership (LEAP) project. The international initiative represents a collaboration between the FAO and the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF).

Other private sector participants include the International Dairy Federation (IDF), the International Egg Commission (IEC), the International Poultry Council (IPC) and the International Meat Secretariat (IMS).

The overarching goal of LEAP is to contribute to better environmental performance of the livestock sector while taking into consideration social and economic viability. The partnership is expected to contribute to the achievement of the goal as it supports decision making through providing guidance on environmental assessments and their application.

 LEAP promotes an exchange of data and information, technical expertise and research geared toward harmonising the way in which livestock food chains are assessed and monitored globally in order to deliver sustainable feed.

"Mike brings extensive global industry experience to this position," says Joel G. Newman, President and CEO of the American Feed Industry Association. "He oversees the EU, China and Asia business units of Diamond V and their research and new product development functions, as well as providing an overall operation leadership for Diamond V. I am confident that his diverse experience and his vision for the future of our global industry will be an asset in his leadership role of the Consortium."