Appointed Chair of the Governing Council January 2018
Michael Jack is currently Chairman of Gs Fresh Produce, before that he was Chairman of Topps Tiles PLC.
Michael has had a varied career with a number of organisations; namely he was Food and Agriculture Advisor to HSBC Bank, Non-Executive Director of 2 Sisters Food Group and Non-Executive Director of Topps Tiles where he was also Chair of the Audit Committee.
Before that he has worked with L O Jeffs (latterly part of Northern Food) and with Marks and Spencer PLC as fresh produce Merchandise Manager.
Michael has also had a long parliamentary career and was Member of Parliament for Fylde between 1987 – 2010. During this time he was appointed Privy Counsellor in 1997 and has been Chair of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee. He has held many other posts including Chair of the Office of Tax Simplification at HM Treasury and has been a judge for the BBC Food and Farming Awards. Other posts held include Shadow Minister of Agriculture, Shadow Financial Secretary, Financial Secretary to H M Treasury and Minister of State Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
In January 2015, Michael was awarded a CBE for services to Tax Simplification in the Queens New Year’s Honours.