IGD has strengthened its board of trustees with the appointment of top executives from Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Unilever.
The newly appointed trustees include Tesco’s chief people officer, Sam Burston, Sainsbury’s director of grocery, Richard Sharp, Asda’s vice president of real estate, facilities and market development Chris Walker, alongside vice president human resources at Unilever UK & Ireland, Richard Sharp.
IGD’s board of trustees includes 13 senior directors from companies spanning the spectrum of food and consumer goods.
The board is led by chair Jill Ross, who holds the position of chief executive officer of McCurrach.
“I’m delighted to welcome Natasha, Sam, Richard and Chris to IGD’s Board of Trustees,” Ross said.
“I’m looking forward to working closely with them as we continue to guide the organisation in its unique role in the food and consumer goods industry.”
IGD chief executive Susan Barratt added: “Our new trustees have joined the board at an extremely exciting time for IGD and a challenging one for our industry.
“From delivering compelling and actionable research through our commercial insight to addressing critical social, economic and business issues through our social impact team, there are initiatives for all our trustees to be passionate about and get involved with.
“IGD is continually working to unite and inspire FMCG and ultimately, mobilise it as a force for good, and I’m thrilled to be continuing this work with our trustees.”