The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH), the trade association for UK manufacturers of veterinary medicines, held its first-ever virtual AGM last month. It not only re-elected Jamie Brannan as chairman along with the entire Officer team to serve for a further year.

The full NOAH officer team for 2020/21 is: Chair: Jamie Brannan, (Zoetis); past Chair: David Ellerton, (Virbac); Senior Vice-Chair: Caitrina Oakes, (Vetoquinol); Vice-Chairs: Jan Moehlenbrock, (MSD Animal Health) and Mark Floyd, (Dechra); and Treasurer: Sue Huggett (Beaphar).

Mr Brannan commented: “Last year NOAH’s key priority was clearly the UK’s exit from the EU, and for 2020, focus would change to managing the Transition Period to prepare for future arrangements to ensure a thriving UK animal health sector. The COVID-19 pandemic brought new challenges for the Association, which we could not have predicted. NOAH, through the hard work of its board, committee members and secretariat, responded quickly, working in new ways to ensure immediate needs were addressed and now moving forward to plan for recovery.

“Through this, the Transition Period and beyond has remained a key focus and will remain our top priority for the rest of the year, with a review of our strategy to ensure NOAH is fit for the future to follow.”