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Former Managing Director of General Mills UK, Eire & Nordic and FDF President from 2011-13, Jim Moseley is to become Acting Director General of the Food and Drink Federation, following the resignation of Melanie Leech.
Melanie joins the British Property Federation in the New Year and the process of recruiting her successor is underway.
President of the Federation Richard Evans said: “I am delighted to welcome Jim back to FDF. This is an important time for the sector and Jim has a wealth of industry experience and a knowledge of FDF that equips him well to see the Federation through until we have a permanent Director General in place.”
Jim Moseley said: “I'm delighted to be asked to lead FDF through the transition to a new Director General. FDF has enjoyed huge success under Melanie's leadership and I look forward to continuing that progress with her talented team."
Frontline Packaging team has welcomed Gary Bond as its new Sales Manager.
Gary comes with a wealth of experience in the packaging industry and an in-depth knowledge of the business through his years working with a variety of manufacturers including flow wrapping, filling systems and end-of-line machinery. He has worked with customers in the food and beverage industry for many years and is excited about the range and quality of Frontline's machinery offering.
He will be focusing on Frontline's core product range including shrink wrapping, case taping & erecting and pallet wrapping equipment. He will be offering expert help and advice to customers and prospective customers around the UK.
Nestle’s Fiona Kendrick Elected FDF President For 2015
At the Food and Drink Federation (FDF)’s recent Council meeting Fiona Kendrick, CEO and Chairman of Nestlé UK and Ireland, was elected FDF President for 2015 in succession to Richard Evans, President of PepsiCo West Europe & South Africa Region.
A formal handover of responsibilities will take place at the FDF President’s Reception on 15 December.
Outgoing FDF President Richard Evans said: “It has been a pleasure to lead FDF’s work, first as Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Steering Group and then as President. I have enjoyed the support of a committed membership and a high performing executive team and would like to thank all of them. Fiona Kendrick has already made a substantial contribution to FDF’s work as Chair of its Competitiveness Steering Group and I am delighted that she has been elected to the role of President for 2015. I wish her every success in the role.”
FDF President-elect Fiona Kendrick said: "The food and drink industry is the largest manufacturing sector in the UK. Together we play a vital role in the UK economy as a major employer, as a partner to British agriculture, and as a supplier to British retailers. Most importantly we provide a fantastic range of great food and drink products for UK consumers.
"I am delighted to be elected as President of the Food and Drink Federation. I will look forward to working with our membership to build on the great progress we have made under Richard's Presidency, and to ensure that our industry remains competitive and continues to grow in the future."