The Federation of Bakers (FoB) has elected a new chairman – Paul Molyneux of Premier Foods.

He was elected at its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 23 May, and takes over from Mark Fairweather, from the Allied Milling and Baking Group.

Molyneux originally joined Rank Hovis as a trainee wheat buyer and spent time in production management, before moving into technical management.

In 2001, he became Rank Hovis technical director, before being made divisional technical director across the Hovis division of Premier in 2004. In 2010, he was made responsible for innovation within Hovis.
Molyneux said: “I am very much looking forward to taking on the role of chairman of the Federation of Bakers and the exciting and challenging times we have ahead.
“It already gives me great delight to see the bread industry forever changing to meet the demands of the consumer, who continue to support our industry at the tills.”