The celebrations to mark CEDA’s 40th anniversary recently saw a number of the organisation’s previous chairmen gather under one roof to commemorate the occasion.
10 former chairs were invited to this month’s annual conference, which is thought to be the first time it has had so many together in one place as the event typically only sees attendance from those that are still working in the industry.
CEDA has risen from humble beginnings in 1972 to become an active trade body within the catering industry and the current board were keen to recognise those who have played a major part in its development over the years.
The CEDA chairman serves as the public face and voice of the organisation, and duties include attending official functions and establishing the strategy agreed by the board.
The chair position is an unpaid tenure and lasts for two years.
ScoMac’s joint managing director Iain Munro is the current chairman of CEDA, taking over the role from C&C’s Peter Kitchin in 2011.