IGD Appoints MBS Group To Seek Denney-Finch Successor
IGD, the training and research charity for the food and grocery industry, has appointed executive search firm MBS Group to lead the search for the successor for chief executive Joanne Denney-Finch, OBE.
Denney-Finch will leave the UK-based company in September after more than 20 years in the role. She announced she would be stepping down in March, after a "landmark year" for IGD in 2017.
"It has...been my ambition for some time to explore a number of different opportunities in both my professional and personal life in the future and these require more time than I presently have working full time," she commented upon the announcement.
While the MBS Group is involved with executive recruitment across all customer-facing industries, it specialises in grocery, food, and FMCG. Its clients are based in 39 countries, and it has been in operation for almost thirty years.
The recruitment search will begin immediately, and will be overseen by the IGD Board of Trustees. Elliott Goldstein, a partner with the MBS Group who leads consumer products and retail practices, will spearhead the search.
Goldstein commented, "IGD plays a critical role within Grocery and Food. We at The MBS Group are hugely proud to partner with IGD to identify an exceptional new CEO to lead the organisation through its next phase of growth and development."
Jill Ross, global vice president of category and channel development at Unilever and chairman of the board of trustees of IGD, said of the recruitment search, "We look forward to partnering with The MBS Group as we commence our search for a new IGD chief executive. We feel confident that their good understanding of IGD, coupled with their expertise in food and grocery, will ensure a successful recruitment process."
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