He had been pressured to stand down from the position he had held for eight years by former Morrisons’ property director Roger Owen earlier this year.
Gibson said:“This term will take me into my eighth year on Morrisons’ board, and this announcement gives the board time to conduct an orderly search for a new chairman and ensure a smooth transition.”
Meanwhile, there were also changes at 2 Sisters Food Group, Unilever, Tate & Lyle, The Burton’s Biscuit Company, Orchard Valley Foods and BHJ Ingredients.
The Institute of Food Science and Technology appointed a new vice president; the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology hired a new chairman and the Food Standards Agency restructured its Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food.
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