FPA APPOINTS MARK PAWSEY MP AS NEW CHAIRMAN

FPA APPOINTS MARK PAWSEY MP AS NEW CHAIRMAN

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27 FEBRUARY 2020

FPA APPOINTS MARK PAWSEY MP AS NEW CHAIRMAN

The Foodservice Packaging Association has announced today, 27 February 2020, at its Annual General Meeting, the appointment of Mark Pawsey MP as its new chairman.

Mark has had a long association with the FPA, having started a distribution business in Rugby with his brother Mike in 1982 before becoming an MP in 2010.   Mark, who is Conservative MP for Rugby and Bulkington in Warwickshire, has supported the FPA in numerous ways over the years, including being the sponsoring MP for the annual House of Commons lunch and regularly attends key annual FPA events.  He is well known to FPA members.

Outgoing Chairman Howard Colliver said: “Mark brings deep-rooted knowledge of the foodservice packaging industry and a unique understanding of the way our sector operators.  He also brings a broader perspective of the packaging industry as whole, through his experience as Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Packaging.  We are delighted to welcome Mark on board as our new Chairman and know that he will steer the FPA successfully through its next phase of development.”

Mark Pawsey said: “The FPA is a dynamic and forward-thinking association providing strong leadership and direction in what are undoubtedly challenging times for this industry.   Howard has done an excellent job over the past five years and set the bar high for this role.  I am looking forward to continuing his good work and helping shape of the future of both the FPA and the foodservice packaging industry.”

Mark will formally take over the role as Chairman on 6 March 2020 after annual Awards event in Brighton on 5 March.