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Bickerstaffe stands down from packaging role

INCPEN director Jane Bickerstaffe is retiring later in the year and the packaging advocacy body is now looking for a successor.

Bickerstaffe joined in 1990 as technical director and became director in 2000.

Chairman David Baker said she had done “a fantastic job” promoting the benefits of packaging and ensuring the interests of the supply chain were represented in policy-making.

“We are now looking for a successor with the same combination of knowledge, passion and enthusiasm to carry on this good work. Packaging will remain an easy target for the ill-informed and it is vital that we continue to promote the positive contribution it makes to society.

“We are grateful that Jane has given us fair warning of her wish to retire so that there will be an opportunity for the appointee to work alongside her to ensure a smooth and effective handover.”

INCPEN was set up in 1974 as a research body to understand and explain the environmental and social effects of packaging. Its members are manufacturers and retailers from all parts of the supply chain.

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