Name Hugh Mowat Company Morrisons Supermarket PLC
Country United Kingdom
Team Retailer

Position

Head of Technical

Hugh's Statement

In my first term as a Board member I initiated and helped deliver a significant improvement in food safety standards for GLOBALG.A.P., as well as improvements to retailer member engagement, and the introduction of in-kind benefits for members' participation in GLOBALG.A.P. committees. If elected again, I believe I can support an exciting opportunity to use new computer systems to step change the visibility and use of farm audit information which will help improve control and further reduce food safety risks for farmers, retailers and their customers.

Professional & Educational Background

I have over 17 years experience of working in a Food Technical role for two UK retailers (Morrisons, and Marks & Spencer). I also have several years experience working on farms and in food factories. My work has taken me all over the world so I am aware of and enjoy the differences that variations in climate, culture and infrastructure can bring. I have a Science Degree in Horticulture.

Other affiliations relevant to candidacy

I am responsible for the quality and food safety of Morrisons Produce retail offer which depends on working with farmers to get supply of good raw materials. I am also responsible for quality and food safety at several packing facilities so understand the audit and administration burden of running a food business.