New chief exec for FOB

The Federation of Bakers (FOB) has appointed Andrew Pyne as its new chief executive. He will take over from Gordon Polson on 12th April.

Pyne brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, following an over 20-year career at Nestlé Cereals. He held a range of UK and international communication roles and has a deep understanding of food manufacturers’ reputation issues, the health and nutrition arena, and government policy.

“I am delighted to be joining the Federation of Bakers to support the plant bread bakery industry, who are critical to feeding the nation,” said Pyne. “They have an outstanding reputation and resilience, having faced recent Covid challenges, and now issues of rising energy and wheat prices from the Ukraine conflict.”

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