The NI Grain Trade Association elected Garth Boyd, as its new President at the annual general meeting this week.

Garth has worked for 19 years in the feed and agri supply industry, initially in the compound feed manufacturing sector and then in the importation of feed materials. In 2002 he returned to the compound feed trade and is currently Chief Executive of United Feeds Ltd.

A past pupil of Regent House Grammar School, Newtownards, Garth holds a BSc Honours in Medical Biochemistry from Queens University and an IoD in Company Direction.

In addition to his role in United Feeds and NIGTA, Garth is also Vice Chairman of the Food and Drink Sector Skills Council and Business Representative on the NI Drainage Council.

In addition to all of these roles Garth has wife, Heather and their three very young children ( including a set of twins) at home. To say that he will have a busy year ahead is very much an under statement.

The new vice president of NIGTA is Declan Billington, while David Malseed was re-elected Honorary Secretary and Michael Moreland was re-elected to the position of Honorary Treasurer.