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New Appointments at World Potato Congress

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Douglas Harley of Scotland, a well-recognized potato industry player from the United Kingdom, has been appointed to the board of directors of the World Potato Congress.

Harley’s appointment follows the retirement of Albert Wada after an eight-year term as an active member of the WPC board.

The board also approved the appointment of two international advisers, Frank Mulcahy of Australia and Kaiyun Xie of China.

According to the WPC, all three appointments come at time when the organization is in the process of implementing of a new strategic plan designed to encourage a more proactive role for the Congress in the global potato industry. In particular, the board wishes to facilitate growth and development in regions where opportunities emerge from challenges.

“The three appointees … will strengthen the board and the international advisory committee while WPC strives to achieve objectives set out in the new strategic plan,” said David Thompson, WPC president and CEO.

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