New Acoura chairman appointed

David Gregory has been announced as chairman of food safety and compliance specialist Acoura.

Gregory previously spent 26 years with Marks & Spencer as technical director. Following his time with the retailer, he then worked as chairman of Red Tractor until last year when he stepped down in November.

He has a portfolio of non-executive roles, including British Retail Consortium Trading and 2 Sisters Food Group. Gregory has been appointed in a non-executive capacity and starts working with Acoura with immediate effect.

Gregory said of his appointment: I am really delighted to join this highly successful and rapidly growing international business, whose customer focus and ability to provide tailored solutions for food safety and compliance from fisheries and farming through manufacturing, retail and foodservice is unique in the marketplace.

Operating across the supply chain since 1988, Acoura offers services aimed at improving food safety standards, safeguarding product quality and increasing supply chain traceability, while also protecting its customers brands.

Acoura works with a number of major retailers, food manufacturers and industry bodies including; Quality Meat Scotland, OF&G, Arla, Dunbia, ABP, JD Wetherspoon and Red Tractor.

Paul Egan, Acoura director, said: I am delighted that David has joined our business at a time of significant opportunity and I am sure he will be instrumental in helping to deliver our next stage of corporate development. David is part of the fabric of the food industry and brings with him experience gained at the very highest level. He is the perfect fit for our team and also our current and future customers.

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