The research and training charity IGD today (19 November) announced the appointment of Susan Barratt as new CEO, effective from 1 January 2019.
Barratt succeeds Joanne Denney-Finch who stepped down in September 2018.
“I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to lead IGD," said Barratt.
"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.”
National And International Experience
Susan has a breadth of both national and international experience across FMCG, most recently as CEO of Natures Way Foods, where she led the company for more than a decade, doubling turnover during her tenure and successfully developing relationships with both retailers and food service organisations.
Prior to that Barratt was CEO of Eldridge Pope PLC and held senior roles at Whitbread and Geest.
“I am very pleased that Susan has been appointed as IGD CEO," said Leendert Den Hollander, vice-president & general manager at Coca-Cola European Partners and current IGD President.
"Her 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.”
Susan is currently a Non Executive Director of A.G. Barr PLC and Higgidy Ltd and has served on the IGD Board as a Trustee since 2016.
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