FDF name new acting director

Posted on 21 Nov 2014 by Jonny Williamson

Jim Moseley has been appointed acting director general of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), following the October announcement of Melanie Leech’s resignation.

Jim Moseley, Acting Director General, Food and Drink Federation.
Jim Moseley, acting director general, Food and Drink Federation.

Following nine years at the helm, Leech is set to join the British Property Federation in the New Year as chief executive.

President of FDF, Richard Evans commented that he was “delighted” to welcome the former managing director of General Mills UK, Eire & Nordic and Federation president from 2011-2013, back to the trade organisation.

“This is an important time for the sector and Jim has a wealth of industry experience and a knowledge of FDF that equips him well to see the Federation through until we have a permanent director general in place,” he added.

Jim Moseley noted that he was equally pleased to be asked to lead FDF through its current transitional period, adding: “FDF has enjoyed huge success under Melanie’s leadership and I look forward to continuing that progress with her talented team.”

The FDF stated that the process of recruiting a permanent director general is underway.