INCPEN director Jane Bickerstaffe to retire as organisation seeks replacement

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A new director to take over the running of packaging trade association Industry Council for research on Packaging and the Environment (INCPEN) is being sought after current director Jane Bickerstaffe said she is set to retire.

She aims to step down from the role before the end of 2017. After joining in 1990 as technical director, she took over the position of director in 2000 and has run the organisation since then.

INCPEN chairman David Baker said: “Jane has done a fantastic job in promoting the many positive benefits of packaging and ensuring that the interests of all sectors of the supply chain are fully represented when it comes to 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 new appointee to work alongside her to ensure a smooth and effective handover.”