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FPC announces new non-executive director

2 August 2016

FPC announced the election of a new non-executive director at its twenty fourth annual general meeting held on 20 July.

Simon Trewin, Group Commercial Director of SH Pratt & Co (Bananas) Ltd was unanimously elected to serve as a non-executive director on the FPC council for a minimum two year period.  Simon has over 15 years of experience in commercial and marketing roles, supplying fruit and veg to the UK market place. Prior to this, he was a buyer for Tesco and then Safeway, and he started his career originally with Tesco as an interior designer in 1990. He is currently the Group Commercial Director with well known banana importer SH Pratt which has an annual turnover of around £122m.  It's core business involves importing and ripening bananas for retailers, food service and markets,  supplying nearly 25% of the UK’s bananas.  Pratt's has also seen significant growth in areas such as logistics.

Other elections included Chris Hutchinson, New Spitalfields Market and Richard Thompson, Gilbert Thompson (Leeds) who were re-elected for a further two years and represent the wholesale sector on the council.

Jim Rogers, Fesa UK will retain the role of President for a further year.  Simon Martin, QV Foods was re-elected for a further two years and retains the role of joint Vice President with Alan Forrester, Univeg UK who was elected to the position at the council meeting, which took place prior to the Annual General Meeting.  Ian Harrison, IPL and Dick Brighten former President were re-elected by council as co-opted directors.

Jim Rogers commented, “We are delighted with the appointment of Simon Trewin, his experience and expertise will complement the dynamic of the council.  I also congratulate re-elected directors and both of our Vice Presidents.  Our directors provide a great pool of talent, they are highly successful individuals who are committed to the promotion of the FPC and to supporting Nigel Jenney and his team.  Post Brexit the FPC continues to work diligently with its members to voice their concerns and represent their interests.” 

FPC non-executive directors are listed on the FPC website, to find out more click here   


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