PTF head to retire

After 19 years as the director general of the Provision Trade Federation (PTF), Clare Cheney is retiring and will be succeeded by Terry Jones.

Andy Smith, PTF chairman said: “Finding a replacement for Clare, who has represented the Provision Trade with such enthusiasm and commitment over the last 19 years, was never going to be easy. But I am confident that, in Terry, we have found a replacement who can carry on the traditions of the PTF and will take the organisation forward for the good of its membership.”

The new appointment at the PTF, which is the trade association for companies involved in provisions such as bacon, ham and canned products, is the current communications director at the Food & Drink Federation (FDF).

Jones said: “I am delighted to be joining the PTF as its director general. After over three years at FDF, working with a wide range of manufacturers, I am looking forward to working closely with importers and exporters of provisions as well as UK processors and retailers to promote the interests of the sector.”

Cheney added: “Naturally I will be sad to leave PTF after all these years, but am delighted that Terry will take it forward, bringing his own skills and experience of the agriculture and food industry.”

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