Food Drink Ireland (FDI) today announced Kevin Donnelly, managing director, Britvic Ireland, as the new chair of the Prepared Consumer Foods (PCF) Council.
He will be joined by a new Vice-Chair, Andrew Shaw, country manager for Nestlé Ireland.
“Kevin is a recognised industry leader, with a wealth of experience in FMCG," Linda Stuart-Trainor, director of Prepared Consumer Foods in FDI, stated:
"Together with Andrew Shaw, the incoming PCF vice-chair, he will bring a renewed energy to the PCF Council at a time when the sector has the potential to play a leadership role in the move towards sustainable practices, offering greater consumer choice and providing exciting employee opportunities.”
'Stepped Up To The Challenge'
Commenting on his appointment, incoming Chair of the PCF Council Kevin Donnelly said that since the onset of COVID-19, the PCF sector stepped up to the challenge of ensuring shops and homes stayed stocked with essential goods.
"As we look to the future, the focus of the PCF Council will be on the big sectoral issues – Brexit, COVID-19 impact and Sustainability," Donnelly said.
According to FDI the Prepared Consumer Foods sector employs over 22,000 people across 500 manufacturing facilities in all regions of Ireland.
It has a gross output of €4.9 billion, over half of which is exported, it added.
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