It is with regret that British Baker announces the death of Ronnie Mackay, aged 92, on 25 April.

Mackay joined John F Renshaw and Company soon after the Second World War, rising to the position of deputy chairman.

A key part of his work was with the Bakery Allied Traders Association – now the Association of Bakery Ingredient Manufacturers – and he held the office of president, not only of BATA, but also of FEDIMA, the European umbrella organisation.

Mackay made many friends in the baking industry, and was very highly respected for his work in the European arena.