Staying on track

How we're governed

IGD is an education and training charity for the food and grocery industry that undertakes research for the benefit of the public. Our Trustees are some of the industry’s most experienced people and have a blend of skills and experience. Our charitable activities are funded through a trading company, governed by our external board of directors. Trustees exercise oversight and scrutiny in relation to IGD’s charitable activities, including monitoring progress against the targets which the Trustees set and ensuring IGD’s charitable activities sit within its constitution. The Trustees also ensure that IGD’s trading is sustainable and agree the annual Budget.

Our senior leadership team comprises the Chief Executive and her direct reports.  They are responsible for the day to day management of IGD and carrying out the activities agreed with the Trustees.

 Our Chief Executive 

Joanne Denney-FinchJoanne Denney-Finch OBE
Chief Executive

Joanne Denney-Finch is Chief Executive of IGD, the charity and its trading company. IGD’s growth has been driven through Joanne’s significant experience in the food and consumer goods industry. This includes roles from trading, retailing and supply chain, to change management and commercial projects at the British retailer Marks & Spencer. At IGD, Joanne spends her time engaging with senior members of businesses and major institutions. Joanne was awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) honour for services to the food and grocery industry.

 

 

Find out more about where we've been and where we're going.

We channel our expertise into a wide range of initiatives designed to educate and train the food and grocery industry, and we undertake research for the benefit of the public.

Our Trustees

Jill Ross


Chairperson
Jill Ross

VP Global Category & Channel Development,
Unilever UK Limited

Emma Evison

Treasurer
Emma Evison 

Global Customer Strategy Director,
Mars

Susan Barratt


Susan Barratt 

CEO,
Natures Way Foods


Ann Bell


Ann Bell

Chief Operating Officer,
Tesco Thailand


Andrew Clappen


Andrew Clappen

Corporate Services Director,
Morrisons


Paul Mills-Hicks


Paul Mills-Hicks

Food Commercial Director,
Sainsbury’s


Ian Morley


Ian Morley

Group Sales Director,
P&G

David O'Flynn


David O'Flynn

Chief Financial Officer,
Musgrave
 
Phil Tenney


Phil Tenney 

Chief Information Officer,
Asda Stores Ltd


Simon Twigger


Simon Twigger 

Commercial Director,
Poundland Ltd


Mark Webster


Mark Webster 

Finance Director for DGOR and Chartwells,
Compass Group UK & Ireland

Our President 

Leendert den Hollander


Leendert den Hollander

Vice President & General Manager, Coca-Cola European Partners

Leendert became president of IGD on 1 January 2017. He chairs the Policy Issues Council (PIC), our forum of industry leaders that debates the strategic challenges facing the food and grocery industry.



Our senior leadership team

Anne Bordier
Anne Bordier

Industry Programmes Director



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Nick Downing

Commercial Director



Louise Spillard
Louise Spillard

Commercial Director



Sian Brenchley
Sian Brenchley

Communications & Marketing Director


Ian Fish
Ian Fish

Chief Finance Officer



Jon Woolven
Jon Woolven

Strategy and Innovation Director