Change at the top for Fresh Produce Consortium

Greenyard Fresh UK managing director Alan Forrester has been elected as new president of the Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC).

Alan Forrester - image:FPC
Alan Forrester - image:FPC

FPC directors voted unanimously for Forrester at a recent council meeting before its AGM.

He said: "In these challenging times it’s more important than ever that we get behind the industry trade association and provide a strong, influential voice in Brexit negotiations and other areas. The FPC plays a vital role and I look forward to working with the board and to supporting Nigel and the team in the coming months."

He takes over from Jim Rogers, a former vice-chairman of importer FESA UK who has held the position since 2008. Rogers takes up the role of vice-president for a six-month handover period.

He said: "The profile of the FPC is higher than ever and the extensive membership continues to grow year on year, so this is the perfect time to hand on the baton. I have no doubt that Alan’s experience and leadership skills will greatly benefit the association and its members."

Perishable Movements managing director Mike Parr was also elected unanimously as second vice-president, while other directors voted in for a further two years included Veryan Bliss, Martin Panter and FPC chief executive Nigel Jenney.

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