Oct 28th, 2020
5 mins

The strength of the BFFF comes in part from having a Board that has wide-ranging experience and knowledge. This helps shape the direction we take and provides good governance on behalf of the membership.

We now have two positions that will open on the Board as Nigel Broadhurst steps down from the Board after many years of active support and involvement in the BFFF. We are also sad to see Wayne Hudson step down as his role changes within Nomad.

We, therefore, have two Board positions that are open for a Retailer and a major Manufacturer.

If you would like to be considered for either position then please contact Emma Cranidge who will be able to explain the application process. Alternatively, you can contact Richard Harrow directly and he will be happy to answer any questions.

BFFF Board

Election of Directors 2020/21

Board Directors are elected on a 3 year rotational basis at our AGM each November.  The following vacancies are due for election by rotation:

Large Producer/Importer:

Membership subscription Band D – Over £25m frozen UK turnover

Retailer Representative:

Representative from the retail sector of membership

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Any Senior Manager/Director from a Voting Member is eligible for election
  • Board Directors will serve for an initial term of 3 years and are entitled to be elected for a second term
  • Only one representative per Voting Member may sit on the Board at any one time
  • Each individual nominated by a Voting Member must be proposed and seconded and must, in the opinion of the Board, fulfil the necessary criteria to become a Director of BFFF


  • Attendance at board meetings (via teleconference and/or physical meetings)
  • To stay informed about Federation matters, prepare well for meetings including reading all Board papers, to review and comment on reports appropriately.
  • With other Board members, build an effective working relationship that contributes to consensus
  • Actively participate in the Board’s annual evaluations, strategic planning and subsequent reviews of the strategic plan
  • Approving BFFF’s annual budget, subscription levels, audit reports, any capital expenditure and being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Assisting the chief executive and Board in identifying and recruiting other potential Board Members
  • Partnering with the chief executive and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out
  • Where appropriate, serving on ad hoc committees or put forward suitable representatives
  • Ensuring BFFF’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects our membership



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