Molyneux, who was elected at the federation’s annual general meeting last week (May 23), takes over from Mark Fairweather, from the Allied Milling and Baking Group.
Commenting on his new role, Molyneux said: “It already gives me great delight to see the bread industry forever changing to meet the demands of the consumer, who continue to support our industry at the tills.
“New products come to market regularly to keep the industry alive and relevant. I have long been impressed by the innovation behind new product development to keep the industry exciting and progressive.”
Molyneux joined Rank Hovis as a trainee wheat buyer before working in production management and then moving into technical management. He became Rank Hovis technical director in 2001.
In 2004 Molyneux was made divisional technical director across the Hovis division of Premier Foods. In 2010 he became responsible for innovation within Hovis.
The federation has nine member companies, which operate 47 UK bakeries.