The IEC team supports the IEC Chairman and Executive Board to execute the strategic operations of the organisation.
Greg assumed leadership of the International Egg Commission as Chairman in September 2022, during the IEC Rotterdam Conference. He is Vice President Sales at Rose Acre Farms, USA, having worked with the company for over 40 years. He is also a Member of Executive, Strategic and Long Term Planning Committee for Rose Acre.
Greg brings with him a wealth of experience, having served numerous industry organisations, including the Indiana State Egg Board, United Egg Producers, IEC Trade Committee, United Egg Association, Indiana Farm Bureau and American Farm Bureau. As well as his IEC Chairmanship, Greg currently holds office on the Board of Directors for the US Poultry & Egg Association and United States Poultry & Egg Export Council. A family man, Greg has been married to his wife Cindy for nearly 40 years and together they are proud parents of Dexter.
As CEO/Director General of the International Egg Commission, Julian drives the overall strategic development of the organisation. Julian is passionate about advancing the knowledge and understanding of the power of the egg to benefit people around the world in both developed and developing environments.
Before joining the IEC in 2003, Julian gained professional experience of the egg industry, training as a lobbyist in Washington DC, and going on to work in London, Brussels and Geneva. Julian has also worked in South East Asia, and in Southern Africa both on commercial and United Nations development projects. With a background in farming and egg production, he is also a managing partner of the family farming business.
As Communications Director, Hannah leads a team responsible for developing communication strategies that advance the objectives of the IEC. Her responsibilities include overseeing the development and execution of both internal communications with members and external corporate communications, as well as international relations. She is driven by a passion for translating the accomplishments and objectives of the egg industry into a diverse range of communication outputs. Hannah joined the IEC in August 2019, having gained valuable experience of communications and public relations (PR) whilst working for a leading agricultural PR agency in the UK.
Peter Van Horne
IEC Economic Analyst
Peter van Horne is an IEC Economic Analyst and a senior farm economist at the Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands. He is Europe’s premier Poultry Economist and specialises in poultry research projects for government and industry with particular focus on the economics of animal welfare, environmental protection, animal health and international competition. Peter has had a long-standing involvement with the IEC, developing the statistical service that the IEC provides to members.
In her role as Accounts Manager, Carol is responsible for the income and expenditure allocation and payments reconciliation for all sectors of the World Egg Organisation. She is passionate about ensuring accuracy throughout the financial records, and following all appropriate guidelines required to support the auditing team. In addition, Carol assists the CEO in any financial aspects of new projects, and takes pride in continuously developing the efficiency of the financial processes. She joined the IEC in July 2018, bringing an abundance of accounting knowledge and experience from throughout her career in finance.
As Communications Manager, Mary is responsible for the development and delivery of the IEC’s communication activities across internal and external channels, supporting the Communications Director with overall strategy and planning. Her role involves daily management of key channels, including social media, e-newsletters and website updates, as well as the creation and distribution of written and visual content. Mary joined the IEC in June 2021, bringing a creative mindset and a passion to connect with people on a global scale, having previously gained experience in delivering engaging written content as a copywriter.
Melanie’s priority as Conference Manager is to source venues, manage contracts and organise the delivery of IEC Conferences across the world. This includes researching and following up on conference opportunities. Melanie is also responsible for managing conference registrations and delegate liaison. She joined the IEC in November 2021, bringing with her excellent administrational and organisational skills, and a strong focus on customer service, having worked with businesses in Europe and the Far East for many years.
Angela’s priority as Office Manager is to provide administration for Executive Board and multi-national working group meetings. This includes diary liaison, drafting agendas and preparing minutes. Angela is also responsible for managing the office building to ensure it is a safe and productive workspace for all staff members, as well as maintaining and administering manual and electronic systems. She joined the IEC in November 2022, and prides herself on her efficiency and organisational skills. Angela is able to draw on extensive experience from a range of business environments, including previous roles in credit control and accounting.
In her role as Communications Assistant, Hannah is responsible for supporting the execution of the IEC’s social media engagement strategy, including the delivery of communications for World Egg Day. Her role also involves working with the wider comms team to research, write and edit impactful copy for various channels, including web articles, blogs, social media posts and newsletters. Hannah joined the IEC in September 2022, having graduated from Durham University with a Master’s degree in Sustainability, Energy and Development. She brings with her a particular enthusiasm for voicing to the global community the ways in which eggs can assist in achieving social, environmental, and economic sustainable development goals.