The FDF has yet to appoint a successor to Leech, who leaves in the New Year to take the helm at the British Property Federation.
There were comings and goings at Tesco during October as the retailer’s chairman, Sir Richard Broadbent, revealed he would quit the business and the bosses of Ikea and Compass Group joined the business as non-executive directors.
Elsewhere, there were appointments at Heinz UK & Ireland, S&A Foods, The Premium Snack Company, Snowbird Foods, United Biscuits, Kerry Group and Community Foods – to name a few.
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