Ian Wright
Director General
Food & Drink Federation


Ian Wright is Director General of the Food & Drink Federation. FDF is the representative voice of the companies and trade associations which make up the UK's largest manufacturing sector. He joined in March 2015. Before then he spent 14 years with Diageo plc - the world's largest drinks business. He was the executive committee member responsible for its reputation as it became one of the world's most trusted and respected companies. Earlier, he worked for Boots The Chemist, Mars Confectionery and Pillsbury and had spells in consultancy and politics.

He received a CBE for political and public service in August 2015.