Richard Harrow has succeeded John Hyman as the chief executive of the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF). A seasoned food industry expert, for over 20 years he served as managing director of Freiberger UK, helping build the business to become Britain’s leading supplier of private label frozen pizza. Since 2017 he has worked as a consultant to private label food businesses.
Harrow takes over after Hyman decided to return to a senior role in the food and drink industry, having spent three years leading the Federation in introducing new events and member benefits, as well as updating major promotional campaigns.
Prior to joining BFFF, Hyman was UK group commercial director at Adelie Foods and also held senior roles at William Grant, Dairy Crest, Heinz and Arla.
“At a time of major economic challenges and political uncertainty for our members, we need to ensure the BFFF is offering them the very best support and advice and championing their interests as strongly as possible,” said Harrow. “The Federation is widely respected throughout the food industry and I plan to build and develop that reputation further.”
BFFF President Nigel Broadhurst commented: “John has made a significant contribution to our organization, and we wish him every success in his next role.”
Among Hyman’s parting words were: “I’m really proud of what the BFFF team has achieved in the last three years and I’m glad to have played a role in the development of one of the most respected trade associations in the food industry. It’s been very enjoyable, but it’s time to return to industry.”