UK Pet Food Announces Rupert Phillips as New Chair


The Managing Director of Spectrum Brands will lead the trade association

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UK Pet Food, the trade association for the UK Pet Food industry, is delighted to announce its new Chair - Rupert Phillips, Managing Director of Pet (UK & Ireland) at Spectrum Brands. 

Bringing a wealth of commercial experience and a keen interest in trade, Rupert is well-equipped to lead UK Pet Food alongside the team over the next two years. 

During Rupert's tenure, there will be elections across the globe and a new political landscape to navigate in the UK. The Association itself will be focused on Safety & Standards – one of its core pillars, alongside nutrition and sustainability.  

Expressing enthusiasm about his new role, Rupert said: “In this busy environment, my focus alongside the team will be on ensuring we continue to be a strong voice for the industry on matters such as facilitating trade and advocating for regulatory alignment across the EU.”

Michael Bellingham, UK Pet Food CEO elaborated on the task ahead: “Under the headline of Safety & Standards, we will be communicating proactively about the role of prepared pet food in delivering safe and sustainable nutrition for our pets whilst promoting what it means to be a member of UK Pet Food and the best practice our members sign up to.”  

With a robust team in place, UK Pet Food is poised for continued success in representing the UK Pet Food industry. 

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