International Dairy Federation elects new president


Mr Piercristiano Brazzale has been elected as the president of the International Dairy Federation (IDF) The elections, which were held on 2nd November 2020, saw Brazzale succeed Dr Judith Bryans, the current chief executive of Dairy UK.

In his new role, Brazzale will lead the IDF with support from the IDF Board and the Science Programme Coordination Committee (SPCC), of which he is a former chair. He has been involved with the IDF at all levels since 2012.

“I am thankful and honoured for the trust the IDF community has put in me to lead the organisation for the next four years. Judith has done a fantastic job over the last four years and we thank her for her remarkable leadership and hard work in guiding the federation,” said Mr Brazzale during a virtual Annual General Meeting.

Outgoing IDF president Bryans, the first female head of the federation, gave her vote of confidence in the incoming leader.

 “I am grateful for my time as president and the value that we have created for the dairy sector and its stakeholders. The work of the IDF is essential in creating a positive future for the dairy sector,’’ Dr Bryans said

“Its unique structure and global network of experts allow us to pool our resources and expertise to ensure the role of dairy is recognised at every level.  Moving forward, the IDF will be in good hands with a committed board under new President Brazzale.”

The IDF is a recognised authority in the development of science-based standards for the dairy sector, a strategic partner for international organisations such as the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Codex Alimentarius.

 It plays an important role in ensuring that the right policies, standards, practices and regulations are in place for the safety and sustainability of the world’s dairy products.

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