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DEFA appoints Animal and Plant boss

Alistair Breed 

New legislation coming up in the area

Legislating for animal welfare - that's first priority for our new director of Animal and Plant Health.

Alistair Breed has taken up the post in the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture - including the role as chief veterinary officer.

He's taking over from Stewart Jaques after his departure from DEFA - but has additional responsibility for Plant Health and disease prevention.

Mr Breed joined the department 24 years ago - he says he has a clear idea of what to tackle first:

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