CEDA announces board changes for 2015


CEDA has announced changes to its board for 2015 including the decision by Vita Whitaker to leave her role as CEDA’s vice-chair to concentrate more on family life and other business interests.

The changes also see Catering Design Group’s managing director Philip Howard joining the CEDA board.

Talking about her decision to lower her level of responsibility on CEDA’s board Whittaker says: “It was a difficult decision, but I felt the timing was right for me to focus on my family more and give additional time to my own business projects.

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“I am still continuing with my responsibilities as a CEDA board director by contributing to Marketing and Education initiatives, and I have very much enjoyed my time supporting CEDA’s chairman Jack Sharkey as vice-chair.

“As a team all the CEDA board directors and employees have worked together making considerable and dynamic changes to the association.

“These changes will continue into the future making a positive difference to CEDA members, partners and of course the customers that we serve.”

The CEDA board has also been bolstered with Kevin Davis taking up the position of CEDA vice-chairman.

CEDA chairman Jack Sharkey explains: “Vita has contributed hugely to CEDA as its vice-chair, supporting the drive to grow membership and reach out to end-users with the message that they will find tailored professional support and customer commitment from a CEDA member when it comes to commercial kitchen projects.

“Kevin takes over from Vita as we move up another gear with Adam Mason as our new director general working on developing member and partner benefits and raising our profile across the foodservice industry.

"We are all working hard to deliver a new website for early 2015 and an exciting annual conference on 23-24 April.

“CEDA’s board revision also means we have two vice-chairman posts open for the Northern and Southern regions and will welcome new people into those roles shortly.

“We look forward to a bright and fruitful 2015 for CEDA members, partners and all our associates and fellow industry associations.”


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