Chris Blundell, corporate affairs director at Morrisons, has become a board director at liaison group English Farming and Food Partnerships.
The organisation was formed in May last year to strengthen the growth, success and sustainability of England’s farming, food and related rural industries.
Blundell joined Morrisons in 1983 and has held various buying and marketing roles at the multiple, including director for marketing, wines and spirits, non-foods and business development.
EFFP chairman Jeremy Pope said: “There is undoubtedly a need for farmer-controlled businesses to improve their profile and maximise their influence within the food chain. Advice from Blundell will go a long way towards helping these businesses make the most of any commercial collaborative opportunities.”
He becomes a director at the same time as Steve Elwood, head of agriculture at HSBC, taking the board’s numbers from seven to nine.