Manning will succeed outgoing president Kevin Keating, of Tennant & Ruttle, who has been in the role for past 12 months.
Following the announcement, Manning said, “It’s my honour to serve as president of appeals of the IGBF for 2023. Throughout my career in the industry, the IGBF has been an integral part of the retail landscape, providing essential help to those in need.
“Now more than ever, the role of the hardship fund is as important as it was when it began, 59 years ago.
“It’s a testament to the long-standing members of the industry who have ensured that we look after our industry’s members, spouses, and bereaved families right across the country. I’m looking forward to the year ahead and doing my part to support [the organisation].”
Manning’s Tesco Role
In his role as commercial director with Tesco, Manning is responsible for ensuring the integrated commercial success of the business in Ireland.
Having worked across a variety of commercial roles in Ireland and the UK for Cadbury/Mondelēz International, Manning joined Tesco in 2014, as ambient-category director.
He then assumed the role of fresh director in April 2017.
Following this, Manning was then appointed commercial director in 2018.
In addition to the commercial strategy, he oversees the sourcing and food waste elements of Tesco’s ESG strategy, supplier relationships, and its support of Irish agribusiness.
Manning is also a board member of Repak.