IGD veteran Gavin Rothwell is set to raise the profile of the sandwich and pizza industries in a new role.

Rothwell, who founded and runs consultants Food Future Insights, has taken on the role of membership services director for the British Sandwich Association and Pizza, Pasta and Italian Foods Association.

The associations said Rothwell was bringing years of industry experience to the role, in which he would aim to boost the visibility of the associations while supporting members with issues affecting their industries.

Rothwell is planning a series of breakfast briefings to provide association members with an opportunity to gain further insight into recent industry developments.

He worked at IGD as head of food-to-go and senior retail insights manager for almost 14 years, before founding Food Future Insights, where he shares retail and food-to-go insights to inspire better growth strategies.