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New IFST President

David Gregory is the new President of the IFST. He was invested during IFST’s AGM on 14 March 2017.

Of his appointment, David said: ‘I am delighted and honoured to be elected President of the IFST. The Institute is the Voice of the Food Profession and provides the resources for our members to develop their professional careers in this exciting industry. I’m looking forward to working with the committed volunteers, staff and the whole IFST membership to further develop this important organisation.’

David has a portfolio of non-executive roles in food and science related businesses and organisations. These include Non-Executive Director of Boparan Holdings (2 Sisters Food Group), a multinational chilled food business, Non-Executive Chairman of Acoura Ltd and a Member of Council and Chair of Audit Committee of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

David is also Vice Chairman of the National Land Based College (UK), a visiting professor at the University of Reading Centre for Food Security and a member of the industrial advisory board of the Roslin Institute.

David’s previous non-executive roles include Chairman of Red Tractor Farm Assurance, Chairman of the British Nutrition Foundation and Non–Executive director of the British Retail Consortium Trading Ltd.

Before developing this portfolio, David spent 26 years working for Marks & Spencer from where he retired as Technical Director in 2009. During his time at M&S, he was instrumental in a number of nutrition, innovation and sustainability initiatives and was one of the co-authors of Plan A – the widely recognised industry leading eco plan.

David is a Fellow of the Institute of Food Science & Technology and a Chartered Scientist.



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