Jan Toft Nørgaard, Chairman
Location: Skærbæk, Denmark
Phone: +45 20 21 71 53
Position: Dairy farmer
Additional business interests: None
Appointed member of Arla Foods Board of Directors: 2000Current positions within Arla: Vice-Chairman of Arla Foods amba, Chairman of Region Øerne-Syd, Danmark (Region Islands South, Denmark).
Other experience: Member of the Board of Mejeriforeningen (Danish Dairy Board), Landbrug & Fødevarer (Danish Agriculture and Food Council) and AgriNorcold.Former Chairman of Landboforeningen for Vestslesvig (West Silesia agricultural association), Danish Dairy Board and Mælkeafgiftsfonden, a foundation promoting development and competitiveness of Danish dairy farming. Former Vice-Chairman of Danish Agriculture and Food Council and Andelssmør a.m.b.a. (a farmer-owned butter dairy company).Former member of Promilleafgiftsfonden (a foundation promoting development and competitiveness of Danish agriculture and food production), the Danish Agriculture and Food Council, both the Cattle division and the council's principal Board. Member of the Board of MD Foods from 1998.
Education: Farm management qualification, organisation and agricultural leadership training from Danish organisations LOK and LRF.
Languages (understands): Danish, German, English and Swedish