The role of BEIC chairman is held by the chairman of the National Egg Marketing Association, to which position Jorêt was elected last month.
Jorêt has worked in the poultry industry for 36 years and is group technical director of Noble Foods. Previous roles include operations director of Deans and agricultural and operations director at Daylay.
He has been chairman of the British Egg Association and deputy chairman of the BEIC since 1996. He is also chairman of the Lion technical committee, which is responsible for the Lion Code of Practice.
The BEIC also elected a new set of office holders at its annual general meeting. Elwyn Griffiths, representing the British Egg Products Association, is the new BEIC deputy chairman.
Duncan Priestner, representing the NFU, is the new BEIC vice chairman; and Jeffrey Vergerson, representing the British Egg Association, is the new BEIC Treasurer.