Chair of Trustees
Ruston was previously Group Director - Pensions and Insurable Risk at Tesco. He has an MBA and was a Non-Executive Director and past Chairman of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association. Before taking up his role as Chair of Trustees, Ruston was previously Chair of the GroceryAid Welfare Strategy Group.
Rhian is a retailer with over 20 years’ experience, she re-joined Sainsbury’s last year as Director of Fresh Food and has recently been promoted to Food Commercial Director.
Involved in the grocery trade for nearly 20 years Bart’s current role is Business Revitalisation Expert for Dallamura Ltd.
Ian joined RHM as a Personnel Manager in 1972 and remained until 2007 when he retired as Employee Relations Director.
As Divisional MD at William Reed, Lorraine oversees seven brands including The Grocer, Convenience Store and Forecourt Trader.
Following roles with M&S and John Lewis, Mark has been the Group Sales Director for Nestle UK and Ireland since 2011.
Qualifying from Addleshaw Goddard LLP in Leeds, Helen is Central Projects Lawyer at Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc.
Dawood was appointed to the role of Managing Director of Bestway in 2018 having been elected to the Board of Directors of Bestway Group in 2004.
Mark has held the commercial roles of Corporate Sales Director and Chief Executive at Nestle, Unilever, L’Oreal, PepsiCo and Reach.
Louise started her career at Waitrose before joining Kraft. She is currently UK MD at Mondelez International.
Helen worked at P&G for 25 years in roles spanning Customer Business Development and Human Resources.
Having previously held roles in sales, logistics and customer marketing, Jason is now Regional Sales Vice President of Mars Petcare Europe.
David is Finance Director Group Planning and Control at Tesco, having recently moved from Sainsbury's.
Mark joined the Waitrose Partnership as Head of Buying, Grocery in 2004. He is currently Chairman, Leckford Estate (The Waitrose Farm).
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