Deliciously Yorkshire Announce New Chair Appointment  

Deliciously Yorkshire, The Regional Food Group for Yorkshire and the Humber, have announced the appointment of a new Chair.

David Whittle will take over from Mark Stoddart, who has been on the board for the last 10 years and Chair for the last 2.

David, who joined the Deliciously Yorkshire board in 2022, previously co-founded and was joint Managing Director of one of the region’s leading food and drink brand agencies for nearly 28 years, and his extensive experience in the food and drink industry has seen him work with a number of well-known names in the sector.

Mark Stoddart said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Deliciously Yorkshire, and it’s been great to see the Yorkshire food and drink industry flourishing, which is so vital to our region. It’s home to a huge range of iconic and world-famous brands from small artisan producers to large businesses exporting across the globe”.

David added: “I can’t thank Mark enough for his leadership and wisdom over the past couple of years and I’m looking forward to continuing his great work. At the heart of Deliciously Yorkshire are its members and we are dedicated to promoting, supporting and connecting Yorkshire’s food and drink businesses and helping them to thrive”. 

Mark, who is currently Society Manager at the Yorkshire Agricultural Society will continue in his role as Chair until the end of July, when he will hand over to David.

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