FPA welcomes new vice-chair and bolsters committees to enhance leadership team

On Friday 21 June, 2024, the Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA) held an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) where Mark Byrne, executive chair of the association, announced important updates regarding the association’s leadership.

Anna Turner of Bidfood, who was appointed as interim vice chair in February, has been unanimously voted in by FPA members to take on the vice chair role for an initial three-year term. Turner, who retains her position as an FPA director and her place on the FPA board, will be stepping down from her role as head of the FPA membership committee. This role will now be filled by committee member Mark Durston from Pactiv Evergreen.

In light of Turner’s appointment, Byrne expressed his delight, stating, “She combines a solid understanding of the FPA with a wealth of experience gained from working within the foodservice packaging industry. Her role will involve overseeing strategic initiatives, enhancing member services, and driving the association’s objectives forward.”

In response, Turner expressed her excitement for the new role, stating, “I am excited to embark on this journey and to contribute to the continued success of our trade association.” She also thanked her employer, Bidfood, for their support and allowing her the time to undertake her FPA work.

The FPA also announced new board appointments, including Charlie Dean, managing director of Catering24, and Mike Bristow, group sales and marketing director at Go-Pak UK, for a 12-month period. Additionally, the Regulatory and Compliance committee, headed by Anne Sutton, has been strengthened with the addition of Adrian Pratt of Benders, Libby Coe from Cofresco, and Will Mercer from Coveris.

The FPA’s mission is to showcase innovation and provide a unified voice to advance and promote the foodservice packaging industry through advocacy and education. Their annual exhibition and awards celebrate members’ achievements and innovations, while their environment seminars bring together industry leaders and policy makers. The FPA also upholds the interests of its members when meeting with UK government, devolved administrations, NGOs, and other trade associations.

For a full list of all FPA committee members and to learn more about the association’s work, please visit https:///foodservicepackaging.org.uk/about-us.

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