Anpario has announced the appointment of Helen Houghton as corporate development director.
Houghton will report to Andrew Jackson, group commercial director, and will be based in the Cranfield office near Milton Keynes. Alongside Jackson, she will assist in the development of strategic new sales channels and specific sales related projects globally. Houghton will also assume responsibility as the line manager for Marketing and the Global Pricing Strategy Team.
Houghton comes to Anpario from Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, where she was head of avian for all European markets, and Russia. Houghton joined Merial in 2005, and she was awarded a Nuffield Farming Scholarship in 2010 where she studied disease prevention in the chicken embryo and young chick, which involved travelling to USA, Netherlands, China and India.
Houghton has an impressive educational background. She studied physiology, biochemistry and nutrition of farm animals at the University of Reading and went on to achieve her Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College. She joined Towcester Veterinary Centre and enjoyed three years working in mixed practice. Houghton joined Hoechst Roussel Vet (later to become Intervet) as veterinary technical manager for all species and was the named veterinary surgeon responsible for all animals at the Milton Keynes site, which was involved in research and development and quality control. She later became a project manager in research and development and veterinary adviser for all avian, swine, equine, bovine and ovine vaccine projects and in 2004, was awarded the RCVS Certificate for Laboratory Animal Science.
Jackson says “I am delighted that Helen is joining the Anpario team and excited for the development of Anpario over the next few years. Helen has a remarkable wealth of experience and she will bring instrumental support to myself and guidance to the rest of the Anpario team, which will help strengthen and develop Anpario as a global brand.”