The Chairman of Nestlé UK and Eire, Dame Fiona Kendrick has determined to step down after being within the firm for round 40 years. Dame Fiona Kendrick has determined to face down as Chairman of Nestlé UK and Eire on the finish of 2018 and can go away the corporate after 4 many years.Dame Fiona joined Nestlé in 1980 and has loved a protracted and various profession with a variety of roles within the UK and abroad. She was additionally President of the Meals and Drink Federation between 2015 and 2016. She has served as Chairman since 2012 and was CEO of the enterprise between 2012 and 2017. Stefano Agostini continues as CEO, a publish he has held since July 2017.Initially a trainer, youth employment and expertise are a specific ardour for Dame Fiona and he or she was recognised along with her damehood within the 2015 New 12 months’s honours checklist for providers to the foods and drinks trade and expertise improvement.Sheffield Hallam College then recommended Dame Fiona with an Honorary Doctorate later in 2015 for her contribution to selling expertise improvement and collaborations between academia and enterprise. She was instrumental in serving to the College to discovered a brand new Meals Engineering diploma course that was designed to assist college students change into engineers and leaders throughout the sector. Dame Fiona has additionally acquired an Honorary Doctorate from the College of York.Dame Fiona mentioned: “I’ve had an incredible profession over the previous 40 years and labored with extraordinary individuals who share my ardour for the foods and drinks trade. Now it’s time for me to do one thing else whereas sustaining my curiosity in expertise and younger folks. For me, the longer term is about persevering with to be concerned within the issues I like whereas discovering extra time to get pleasure from my fantastic household and, particularly, my stunning grandsons.”Dame Fiona will proceed to sit down on the Meals and Drink Sector Council. She additionally plans to proceed chairing a brand new College for engineers in Hereford, stay on the Institute of Apprenticeships board and work on the Advisory Council for PWC.Marco Settembri, CEO, Nestle Zone Europe, Center East and North Africa mentioned: “On behalf of all people at Nestlé, I thank Dame Fiona for her tireless work and imaginative and prescient all through an exquisite profession and need her very properly for the longer term.”