The Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) has appointed Tim McLachlan as its new chief executive, effective 12 September.
Following an induction and handover, McLachlan will take over from current chief executive Jon Poole – who steps down on 12 October.
McLachlan has held multiple roles in th charity sector, including as chief executive of The Natasha Allergy Research Foundation and national director of services for the Alzheimer’s Society.
IFST president, Helen Munday, said: “We are delighted to have Tim starting as our new chief executive. IFST is in good health thanks to Jon Poole’s strong leadership, and I am very confident that Tim is the right person to lead the Institute through the next phase in its growth.”
McLachlan added: “This is an exciting new opportunity for me. The breadth of activities that I can see the Institute is involved in, is impressive and I am really looking forward to working with the board, the executive team and IFST’s active members to deliver the Institute’s ambitious plans.”
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