New Chair of the Membership and Accreditation Committee - Helen Warren

16 Jul 2021

The Society is delighted to announce the appointment of BSAS Trustee and Alltech European Technical Manager (Ruminants & Horses) Helen Warren, to the role of Chair of the BSAS Membership and Accreditation Committee. The committee aims to ensure that the BSAS membership provides tangible benefits to its members and builds on its reputation of being a valuable, authoritative, and relevant organisation.

‘I’m honoured to have been given this role and opportunity to help drive the Society forward.  I hope that with the help of my committee colleagues, fellow trustees and, of course, BSAS members, we can deliver a Society that is relevant and beneficial to all its members.’

During her time as Chair, Helen will strive to ensure that the BSAS membership is beneficial to all its members and that the Society is one that they would encourage their friends and colleagues within the sector to join. As a committee, the aim is to raise awareness, engage and sustain the existing membership, while attracting new members, with the ultimate goal for BSAS membership to be recognised as a ‘badge of credibility’ within the animal science sector, predominantly through schemes such as the BSAS Accreditation Register and CPD provision. They will also be building strong links with other committees, including Global, Stakeholders, and Events, to deliver on both existing and new activities.

A BSAS member for over 20 years, Helen was first introduced to the Society during her time as a PhD student, which was joint between the former Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research (IGER) and the University of Bristol, where not only was she actively encouraged to learn more about BSAS, but was also expected to attend the AGM, which provided her with a great introduction to the inner workings of the Society. As her career progressed, Helen closely followed the Society’s activities and was voted onto the Council in 2015. She initially served on the Industry Association, before moving onto the Stakeholders committee.

In her role at Alltech, Helen is involved in initiating and co-ordinating European research projects, as well as delivering nutritional education and technical sales support. Prior to moving into industry, Helen spent five years lecturing degree students in animal and equine science and is a Senior Visiting Fellow at Nottingham Trent University. She is also a Cow Signals Trainer, a  registered Animal Scientist and a member of the FSA’s Animal Feed and Feed Additives Joint Expert Group.