Nigel has been the chief executive of the Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC) since May 2004.
To assist in representing the UK fresh produce industry, Nigel also holds non-executive directorships on the following boards: Freshfel Europe, the EU equivalent organisation in Brussels where Nigel attends regular EU Fresh Produce Advisory Meetings; New Covent Garden Market Authority; the International Federation of Produce Standards (IFPS); and, previously, the Gangmaster Licensing Authority.
Leading a small, highly dedicated team at FPC, Nigel is committed to the promotion of fresh produce in the UK and is actively involved in the development of the industry. His increased profile and in-depth knowledge of food security, sustainability and ethical trading matters have led to consistent lobbying and communication at an international level, debating at many forums on these and a variety of related issues.
Nigel has a wealth of experience in the produce sector, having started life in a family-owned glasshouse business. He began his career with the Department of Agriculture & Fisheries for Scotland, before moving on to a senior management role at Heinz in 1988, and later in 1996 taking managing director positions for a potato packer and subsequently a vegetable cooperative.