Charles Bourns, Producer and NFU Poultry Board Member
Charles Bourns is a first-generation broiler farmer from Gloucestershire growing 480,000 chickens per year for Hook 2 Sisters. He has been involved with the NFU for over 35 years and was chairman of its National Poultry Board for 12 years. In addition, he is on the NFU’s South West Regional Poultry Board representing poultry farmers and he also represents the NFU at meetings of Red Tractor. Charles has been the chairman of Copa Cogeca’s Poultry Meat and Eggs Working Group. Charles has been involved in consultation work on all aspects of environmental, zoonotic and other aspects of poultry production both in the UK and in Europe and is passionate about the industry and its future.