Jim Moseley, managing director of General Mills in the UK, Ireland and Nordic markets, is to replace Ross Warburton as president of the Food and Drink Federation.
His term will start January 1st 2011.
In this role, Moseley will act as ambassador for UK food and drink manufacturing and will work with the FDF team, stakeholders and Government to achieve mutual goals covering health, rebalancing the economy and minimising the environmental impact of the food supply chain.
“Ross has done a great job in ensuring that our sector’s voice has been heard during a very challenging period of major political change and great economic uncertainty,” said Moseley. “During my Presidency I want to build on his achievements in raising the profile of our important sector and working in partnership with Government to ensure that the future success of our industry underpins the UK’s economic recovery.”
Moseley has served as vice and deputy president of FDF over the past four years and has chaired its Food Safety and Scientific Steering Group and acted as the UK representative on the Board of the European Food and Drink Federation, CIAA. His career in the food and drink manufacturing sector spans more than 30 years and since he took up his role at General Mills in 1999, the company’s turnover has more than doubled.