Susan Barratt To Succeed Joanne Denney-Finch As IGD CEO
UK-based research and training charity for the food and grocery industry IGD has announced the appointment of Susan Barratt as its new CEO, effective 1 January 2019.
Presently, Barratt is the CEO of Natures Way Foods, a company that she has successfully led for more than a decade.
She is a non-executive director at A.G. Barr PLC and Higgidy Ltd. She joined the IGD board as a trustee in 2016.
The vice-president and general manager of Coca-Cola European Partners and current IGD president Leendert den Hollander said, “[Barratt's] experience across the food and grocery industry, alongside a strong understanding of IGD and its work, will be robust foundations to build and grow IGD’s important contribution in the years ahead and will further reinforce IGD’s position at the heart of the food and grocery industry.”
Barratt has extensive experience in the FMCG sector, both at a national and an international level, and has served as the CEO of Eldridge Pope PLC. She also held senior roles at Whitbread and Geest.
She will succeed Joanne Denney-Finch, who stepped down in September 2018.
Barratt said that she is delighted about the opportunity, adding, “Joanne Denney-Finch has left an impressive legacy on which to build.
“I am very much looking forward to working with both the IGD team and the industry to help tackle challenges that the industry faces and build on opportunities that exist,” she said.
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