In his inaugural address, Bouchier thanked Vonsild for his work during his presidency and outlined his vision for society for the next two years.
Bouchier graduated with a PhD from Teagasc, Moorepark, Ireland in 1999 and has since held technology and managerial roles across the dairy sector. Having worked with both academia and industry in both Ireland and the UK, most notably with Kerry Group, Wyeth, Glanbia and Dairygold, he has developed a knowledge within the dairy industry, including how it interacts with academia.
He is currently director of his own company ‘Food Science Appliance’ where he ‘manages science to benefit business.’
Bouchier said, “With a strong passion for the dairy industry I have been a member of the Society of Dairy Technology for many years and I am very excited about this opportunity to support the society to move further forward.
“I see our society as the home for all UK and Ireland dairy professionals and I encourage everyone to engage, be active and work together, leading the society to support dairy industry needs for a stronger future.”
Founded in 1943, the SDT is the recognized professional body fostering scientific and technological developments in the dairy industries of the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Whilst its many members are predominantly from these two countries, it also has wider international representation through overseas members drawn from other EU countries and further afield.