FSA Chair elected Master of St John’s College Cambridge

The Chairman of the Food Standards Agency, Heather Hancock, has been elected as the new Master of St John’s College, Cambridge. Heather will take up her post in October next year.

Since her appointment as Chair in April 2016, Heather has led the FSA Board and the department as it prepares to face the challenges of the UK’s departure from the EU as well as driving through major reforms and modernisation in the way food is regulated.

Heather said:

'The FSA is a wonderful organisation to lead and I will be sorry to leave. However, I’m not taking up my post until October next year and over the next 10 months I will continue to focus on the key issues facing the FSA.  My priorities are to see through the Brexit transition, to drive forward our modernisation ambitions, and to embed food allergies and intolerances as a long term priority.'

Emily Miles, Chief Executive of the FSA said:

'Heather is an outstanding FSA Chair and, while sorry to see her leave, I am delighted that we will continue to benefit from her leadership, clarity of thought and commitment to the values and mission of the FSA until October next year.'