John Cessford, NDP, MA, FCIM, DipM, has been an EPIC Organising Committee member for 35 years. He is a past Chairman serving in this post from 2005 to 2014. John remains active on the Committee as Vice Chairman to Stephen Lister.

John has worked in the poultry industry all of his career in a variety of roles. He has experience in hatchery management, poultry breeding and growing operations.

John gained his NDP from the SRUC in Scotland and following a change in mid-career, studied marketing at the Chartered Institute Of Marketing and the University of Greenwich in London where he gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing and an MA in Marketing Strategy.

John enjoys most sports and in his spare time supports Man U! His other interests include travelling/walking and supporting his two sons through High School and University.