M&S commercial director of food, George Wright will be joining redistribution charity, FareShare as its next CEO.
The move will see Wright taking over from current CEO, Linday Boswell who spent 13 years at FareShare.
Prior to his role at M&S, Wright also held commerical director roles at leading retailer Tesco and has 30 years experience in the retail and food sector.
Having held his current role at M&S since 2019, Wright will be taking up the new CEO position in July.
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“I am delighted to welcome George to FareShare. He brings a deep understanding of the food industry along with a wealth of experience of running the logistic networks of food supply,” FareShare chairman, John Bason told The Grocer.
“He has a great desire to make a difference to people’s lives. FareShare has so much to achieve in the coming years to meet the increasing need by charities for the food to support the most vulnerable in society.”
Wright added: “The outstanding commitment of my colleagues in the FareShare network to delivering surplus food to those who need it most is an inspiration to us all, and I can’t tell you how excited I am that John and the trustees have chosen me to support everyone in that purpose.
“I’m also really looking forward to working with our partners across all parts of the food sector and government alike.”
He said that he looks to “build on Lindsay’s fantastic legacy and take surplus food redistribution to even greater levels,” in a bid to support families during the cost-of-living crisis.
“I’m determined to ensure that, as an industry, we can address that head-on.”