Ian Wright to head up food body
Published:  05 March, 2015

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has appointed drinks man, Ian Wright, as its new director general.

Wright will join the federation from drinks company Diageo, where he was corporate director, and has two decades experience in senior management for large corporations.

President of the FDF, Dame Fiona Kendrick, welcomed the appointment, saying: “Ian has huge experience in the food and drinks industry and is ideally qualified to champion the sector during a period of extraordinary change.

“Ian’s role will be to ensure that government and stakeholders understand the importance of food and drink manufacturing, and support our industry to meet the changing needs of UK consumers in the future.

“Jim Moseley has injected real passion and commitment into the role. We are grateful that he has agreed to stay with the FDF until the end of the month to ensure a seamless transition.”

Commenting on his appointment, Ian said: “The food and drink industry is a national asset of which everyone in the UK should be justly proud. It is responsible for 400,000 jobs and, with an £80 billion contribution to the economy, the industry is critical to the UK. It’s a privilege to be asked to lead its representative body and to be its advocate in the important challenges to come.”