British Wool have appointed Andrew Hogley as acting chief executive officer after Joe Farren stepped down due to ’personal reasons’
British Wool has announced that it has appointed Andrew Hogley as acting chief executive officer.The appointment was effective immediately following Joe Farren’s decision to step down due to personal reasons.
Mr Hogley was previously director of wool sales and producer services at British Wool.
Chairman Jim Robertson said they were ’fortunate to have someone of Andrew’s calibre and experience’ to step up and lead the organisation.
“Andrew has worked very closely with Joe (outgoing CEO) over the past three and a half years and has an excellent understanding of the complexities of our business and the markets we serve," he said.
"The Board look forward to working with Andrew, ensuring we continue to represent the best interests of our producers and in maximising the value of their wool.”
Mr Hogley commented: “I am honoured and excited to lead British Wool. I fully understand the challenges we face over the coming months and years and feel we have the right strategy in place to tackle these ensuring we start to give real value back to producers for their wool over the long term.”
Mr Hogley is a graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge and a Chartered Financial Analyst.
He has previous experience working in the city as an equity research analyst for 16 years prior to moving to British Wool.
Mr Robertson commented, “We very much appreciate Joe’s efforts and would like to thank him for his immense contribution to the organisation during his tenure as chief executive and we wish Joe the very best in his future endeavours.”