Jim Moseley, the former managing director of General Mills UK, is to return to the role of acting director general of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) following the resignation of Melanie Leech. 

Leech joins the British Property Federation in the New Year and the process of recruiting her successor is under way.

Richard Evans, president of the FDF, said: “I am delighted to welcome Jim back to FDF. This is an important time for the sector and Jim has a wealth of industry experience and a knowledge of FDF that equips him well to see the Federation through until we have a permanent director general in place.”

Moseley added: “I’m delighted to be asked to lead FDF through the transition to a new director general. FDF has enjoyed huge success under Melanie’s leadership and I look forward to continuing that progress with her talented team.”