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Benyfit Natural Managing Director Becomes PFMA Chairman

Benyfit Natural Managing Director Becomes PFMA Chairman

PFMA has welcomed in its new Chairman, Greg Van Praagh, Managing Director of Benyfit Natural, part of RPFC UK

Benyfit Natural Managing Director Becomes PFMA Chairman

At its recent AGM on 11 June, the Pet Food Manufacturers' Association (PFMA) welcomed in its new Chairman, Greg Van Praagh, Managing Director of Benyfit Natural, part of RPFC UK producing commercial raw pet food for dogs.

Greg takes over from Tony Parkinson, Managing Director of Town & Country Pet Foods. Tony will continue to play a role as PFMA Past Chairman and Nicola Fox, Spectrum Brands General Manager Pet UK & Ireland, joins the team as PFMA Vice Chair.

PFMA continues to play a strong role in FEDIAF, the European Pet Food Federation

In addition to his role as PFMA Chairman, Greg Van Praagh will also take a seat on the FEDIAF Executive Committee. FEDIAF represents national pet food associations from 18 European countries.  

Nicole Paley of PFMA continues her role as Co-Chair of the FEDIAF Communications Working Group.

On his new appointments Mr Van Praagh said “I have represented the commercial raw pet food sector within PFMA membership at the Executive Committee for a number of years now. I am excited and honoured to take up this role shaping the way forward for the industry.”

He continues: “Being able to share our work and experiences of the UK raw pet food sector with our colleagues in Europe, is a fantastic new opportunity. Tony will be a tough act to follow but we have a strong Chair team and we will continue to work together.”

Michael Bellingham, PFMA Chief Executive advised: “We have experienced some tumultuous years with Brexit and Coronavirus. A strong leadership team has helped us weather these unchartered waters. We’ve continued to support our members helping their business operations run as smoothly as possible. Thank you to the Chair team and all our committee members who help make this happen.”   

For more information, please contact Nicole Paley on 07718 518579 or email nicole@pfma.org.uk.

Notes to the Editor: PFMA is the principal trade body representing the UK pet food industry. Its 80+ members account for over 90% of the industry

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