New Chair of the Global Alliance - Jordana Rivero

16 Jul 2021

The Society is delighted to announce that BSAS Trustee Jordana Rivero, has been appointed to the role of Chair of the Global Alliance. A BSAS member since 2017, Jordana is ‘honoured and thrilled to have been selected as the new Chair of the Global Alliance’, where since 2019 she has been working to strengthen the links with the Latin-American Science societies. The committee plays an integral role in developing global territory opportunities to inform and share animal science research and aims to create a global network of affiliated, like-minded societies within the sector to share benefits and become project partners. As Chair, Jordana is looking forward to working with her fellow committee members to build on existing links with other global societies and to grow the Global Alliance, by undertaking collaborative work among the member societies (e.g. joint webinars, research stays, invited speakers to other societies’ conferences.)

Jordana has an impressive background within the industry which started in 2004 when she was awarded a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Universidad de la Republica (Uruguay). She was later awarded a Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Sciences at the Austral de Chile (Chile) in 2013, and since 2017 has been employed in the role of Research Scientist at Rothamsted Research, where she works in the area of livestock grazing systems, leading projects that study the nutrients flow in the soil-plant-animal system, animal behaviour and welfare, grazing systems, and the sustainability of grazing ruminant production systems. She is also the Co-Investigator for Rothamsted Research’s North Wyke Farm Platform, the world’s most instrumented grazing systems research platform, and is an active member of the Global Farm Platform.

Looking ahead to the future, the committee will continue to capitalise on the positive response to the global sessions at the BSAS 2021 conference and utilise its virtual nature to more easily bring together members from around the globe and other member societies, to address key global topics of interest such as biodiversity loss, net zero and animal welfare.