POTATO SUPPLY MANAGER TAKES OVER AS PROCESSORS’ CHAIR

John Sedgwick, Potato Processors Association

LAMB WESTON’S JOHN SEDGWICK NEWLY APPOINTED BY UK POTATO PROCESSORS ASSOCIATION.

JOHN Sedgwick, UK Potato Supply Manager at Lamb Weston in Wisbech, has been formally appointed as the new Board Chair of the UK Potato Processors’ Association (PPA).

John has a career that has been grower-focused and agronomy centred across a wide range of fresh vegetables, as well as frozen and dehydrated potato products.

John succeeds Dan Hewitt (formerly of Valeo Snackfoods) in the role of PPA Board Chair.

He said: “It is a privilege for me to take on the role of Chair for the PPA. The sector has seen many challenges emerge in recent years, and I hope to be able to continue to help drive the association, and the sector as a whole, toward its full potential.”

Director General Andrew Curtis said: “John is widely known and respected within the UK potato sector and I look forward to the energy and experience that he will undoubtedly bring to the role. Growers and processors in the UK have faced many challenges over the past few years. These include on storage, agricultural water shortages and flooding, access to land, seeds and to labour, increased costs, as well as access to actives and fertilisers. These challenges aren’t going away and it’s good to know that John is keen to help represent the sector and to raise the profile of the association.”

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