Hazlewood boss to head MLC
By FWi staff
A CONVENIENCE-FOOD company boss has been appointed as the next chairman of the Meat and Livestock Commission.
Peter Barr CBE, chairman of Hazlewood Foods, will replace Don Curry from 6 April next year, the Ministry of Agriculture has announced.
Mr Curry had been due to stand down at the end of March, but agreed to stay on until the end of the year and assist MAFF as it widened its net to find his successor.
He will remain at the helm until 5 April to allow Mr Barr time to work out his notice to Hazlewood, and to facilitate a smooth handover.
Mr Barr joined Hazlewood 1973 after a number of years the retail sector. He was appointed chief executive in 1977 and chairman in 1991.
Hazlewood is one of Europes leading manufacturers of convenience foods, with over 11,000 employees in six countries.
Mr Barr is a member of the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD) policy issues council and chaired the IGDs food project.
He was awarded the CBE in the Queens 1998 Birthday Honours for services to the food manufacturing and processing industry.
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