Nestlé boss appointed as FDF president

By Laurence Gibbons contact

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Kendrick will take up the presidency of the FDF on December 15
Kendrick will take up the presidency of the FDF on December 15

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Nestlé UK and Ireland boss Fiona Kendrick has been appointed as president of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

She will officially take over from Richard Evans, ​president of PepsiCo West Europe & South Africa, at the FDF president’s reception on December 15.

Kendrick became the first ever woman to be appointed chairman and ceo of Nestlé UK and Ireland in October 2012.

She initially joined Nestlé UK in 1980 as a commercial graduate in the frozen food division

Kendrick said she was delighted with the role.

‘Great progress’

“I will look forward to working with our membership to build on the great progress we have made under Evans’s presidency, and to ensure that our industry remains competitive and continues to grow in the future.”

Evans said it had been a pleasure to lead FDF’s work.

“First as chair of the Health and Wellbeing Steering Group and then as president,” ​he said. “I have enjoyed the support of a committed membership and a high performing executive team and would like to thank all of them.

“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.”

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