31 October 2023
The International Egg Commission (IEC) has awarded Honorary Life Memberships to two highly regarded leaders who have devoted their careers to the egg industry.
The UK’s Andrew Joret and Australia’s Frank Pace were the recipients of this special honour for their significant individual contributions to the IEC, as well as their commitment to the egg industry over many years.
“This notable recognition is our way of showing our thanks and appreciation to exceptional individuals in our global egg community,” said IEC Chairman, Greg Hinton.
The Honorary Life Memberships were presented at the recent IEC Global Leadership Conference in Lake Louise, having last been awarded 8 years ago at IEC Berlin 2015.
Andrew Joret, UK
“Andrew is one of the outstanding technical minds within our industry, someone who has held senior leadership positions in both the egg industry and within industry associations, including our own,” said Mr Hinton.
“Throughout Andrew’s career, he has been at the forefront of championing food safety both through his senior commercial roles at Noble Foods and in his role as Chair of the British Egg Industry Council. He was also instrumental in helping to forge the initial contact between IEC and the World Animal Health Organisation, which has flourished into the valued relationship held today.
“Andrew has held many roles within our organisation. In addition to his role as an Executive Board member since 2002, he held the role of Office Holder since 2007. I would like to thank Andrew for his dedication to our organisation, and I am delighted to present him with Honorary Life Membership of the International Egg Commission.”
Frank Pace, Australia
“Frank founded Pace Farm in 1978 and has worked in the egg industry his entire life,” said Mr Hinton. “His grit and determination-built the company into Australia’s market leader in egg innovation, supermarket sales and the preferred partner for food manufacturers.
“Frank has held many roles to support the development of both the Australian and international egg industry. He was a Board Member of Australia’s egg industry marketing body, Australian Egg Corporation Ltd, as well as IEC Chairman from 2007 – 2010 and President from 2010 – 2013.
“Frank went on to be a driving force in the selection of future leadership of the IEC, as a Selector, and was also a founding donor and key contributor to the International Egg Foundation.
“Frank has been exceptionally generous with his time and resources in the support of individuals, businesses, and the egg industry as a whole. I am delighted to be able to present him with Honorary Life Membership of the International Egg Commission.”