4 July 2018
Richard Dart, DCBS Chairman, confirmed the appointment of Mary Holt as Breed Secretary effective from 1st January 2019, following a recruitment process which attracted a good response. "Although Mary's experience of working in the DCBS office for the past two years was an obvious strength, it was not the deciding factor in selecting Mary for this important position. The Interview Panel were impressed by the breadth and depth of Mary's previous administration and management experience, her own ideas on how to develop the Society's value and relevance to its members, and her obvious understanding and passion for the breed. We all look forward to continuing to work with Mary in her new role. I have every confidence that she will oversee a smooth transition of responsibilities and our members will benefit from the continuity and stability her appointment brings." Mary Holt said "I am very much looking forward to taking on my new role as Breed Secretary and developing my involvement with this wonderful breed society and its members. Of course, there will be challenges and Catherine will be a difficult act to follow, but I am confident of the support of DCBS Council and the wider membership. By working together, we can continue to push forward and ensure the breed's place at the heart of UK beef production."