Nigel Jenney, CEO, Fresh Produce Consortium
AboutNigel joined the Fresh Produce Consortium as Chief Executive in 2004.
To assist in representing the UK fresh produce industry, Nigel also holds non-executive directorships on the following boards:
Freshfel - EU Trade Association for fresh produce in Brussels
International Federation of Produce Standards (IFPS)
With a wealth of experience in the fresh produce sector, starting life in a family owned glasshouse business, Nigel was educated at Writtle College and began his career with the Department of Agriculture & Fisheries for Scotland, working with the diversity of the Glasgow Wholesale Market before moving to Aberdeen.
In 1988 Nigel moved to a senior management role within the commercial world of Heinz focusing on the manufacture of a range of convenience food products.
Moving on in 1996 Nigel progressed to the role of Managing Director of a potato packing business which he converted to a limited company and expanded the customer base to include major multiples and manufacturers. Subsequently Managing Director of a leading vegetable co-operative focussing on the production of fresh and prepared products at multi-site locations supporting sales to major retailers, food service and manufacturing sectors.