Farming News - Holstein UK Group announces sad passing of CEO Sue Cope

Holstein UK Group announces sad passing of CEO Sue Cope

13 May 2022
Frontdesk / Livestock

It is with great sadness and regret that Holstein UK announces the passing of our friend, colleague and CEO Sue Cope on 11th May 2022 after a short but courageous battle with illness.

Having worked for the Group for over 25 years, Sue took over as CEO of the Holstein UK Group in 2018 and has been a driving force behind the business with her wealth of experience and extensive knowledge of the dairy sector.

Over the last five years, Sue has been integral in future-proofing the Society for the next generation. Her leadership and strategic objectives have delivered confidence to everyone involved in the business and the wider industry. A true leader, Sue will be sorely missed by all of us at Holstein UK, CIS, NBDC and UK Dairy Day and we would like to extend our condolences to her family and friends.

Michael Smale, Holstein UK Chairman, said: “We are all extremely saddened to learn of Sue’s untimely passing and our thoughts are with everyone at this incredibly difficult time. Sue was highly respected within the industry and worked tirelessly towards the development of the Holstein UK Group for many years. To Sue’s credit, the group has recently acquired new headquarters which the team will soon occupy; this will become just a small part of Sue’s legacy and demonstrates her dedication towards developing the Group of businesses.”

In the immediate term, urgent communications should be directed to Melanie Harmitt, CFO of Holstein UK Group by email melanieharmitt@ukcows.com