Sainsbury’s chief executive Justin King has become president of international food and grocery research company IGD, while Booker Group chief executive Charles Wilson has been appointed vice-president.
King, who has been Sainsbury’s chief since 2004, will chair the Policy Issues Council, a forum of executives in the food and grocery industry, which debates topical issues and targets improvements for delivering more for consumers.
== Louis Codling ==
Louise Codling has been appointed operations manager for food and drink sector skills council Improve, with responsibilities for the south of England.
She will represent the needs of food and drink manufacturers to the Regional Development Agency, skills partnerships and learning and skills councils. She will also be responsible for strengthening training links.
== Simon Bell ==
Simon Bell has joined Mediterranean food importer and distributor Donatantonio as chief executive.
Bell previously worked at Leathams as retail director and, prior to that, worked with the New Covent Garden Soup Company and United Biscuits.
Donatantonio supplies speciality ingredients, such as olive oil, pasta and tomatoes to food manufacturers in the UK.
== Steve Loughton ==
Enodis UK Food Service
Enodis UK Food Service has appointed Steve Loughton to the role of managing director. He will be based at the firm’s new distribution headquarters in Langley, Berkshire.
Loughton has over 35 years’ experience of working in the catering equipment industry, the largest proportion of which has been with Enodis, where he has managed the firm’s distribution operation and taken on leadership of the expanded Enodis UK sales force.
== Justin King, Charles Wilson ==