Keith Warren has been appointed chief executive of CESA, the Catering Equipment Suppliers' Association.
Having been director of the association for 18 years, the change is part of a major restructuring as CESA prepares to transform into the Foodservice Equipment Association, the FEA, on 1 March 2020.
"With the association's new structure, such as the product group forums and the enlarged secretariat, the board felt that we needed to ensure that the terminology accurately reflected our roles," said Warren.
"The structure gives us better access to the wealth of knowledge and expertise we have as an association, and increased bandwidth in terms of how we communicate with and influence our members and our wider audience – including government and the foodservice industry as a whole."
Working alongside Warren in the association's secretariat are Jocelyn Carr, membership and events manager, and Adam Lawrence, marketing manager. Their work is underpinned and supported by Sarah-Jane Campbell, who is the administration executive.
CESA is based in London's Docklands, sharing offices with BEAMA, representing the UK electrical technical industry; BESA, the Building Engineering Services Association; GAMBICA, representing instrumentation, controls and automation suppliers; the ECA, Electrical Contractors Association; and EDA, the Electrical Distributors Association. "There are significant synergies between this influential group of associations, so working in the same building has clear benefits to all," added Warren.