Strategy and Innovation Director, IGD, responsible for promoting and nurturing new initiatives

Jon Woolven

Jon is responsible for promoting and nurturing new initiatives and for developing cutting edge insight at IGD, the research and training charity that helps the food and grocery industry to meet the needs of the public.

As a current example, Jon is leading IGD’s new Healthy Eating programme, working with a wide variety of companies to deliver benefits to public health.

He is a member of the ECR Community, steering supply chain improvement initiatives across Europe, the UK Government’s Dairy Supply Chain Forum and the Food Climate Research Network’s advisory board. 

He joined IGD in June 1994 to lead the Market Intelligence team and his subsequent roles have included heading up IGD’s work on farming, science, supply chain, sustainability and economics.

Prior to this, Jon spent 14 years in a variety of business analysis and project leader roles with Alcan Aluminium. 


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