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 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.

John retired from his role as Marketing Manager of ForFarmers in December 2016.