Borough Market appoints new chair and vice chair
London food hotspot Borough Market has appointed Shane Holland, the executive chairman of Slow Food in the UK, as chair.
Having previously held the position of vice chair, Holland is understood to be passionate about social justice and food access, as well as what he sees as the important role that Borough Market plays in its local community.
He has succeeded Adrian Bunnis who is stepping down after four years in the role. Bunnis has been a trustee of the market for over 12 years where he has experienced significant changes, including the construction of the Network Rail viaduct into London Bridge station. During his time as chair, he led a fully independent review of the market’s governance structures, which resulted in the development of the Borough Market Food Policy.
In a further move, Claire Pritchard, the chief executive of social enterprise the Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency, has taken on the role of vice chair. She has been a Borough Market trustee for eight years and is also the advisor to the Mayor of London on food policy.
Jane Swift, chief executive of Borough Market, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Shane Holland and Claire Pritchard as chair and vice chair of the charitable trust which oversees Borough Market.
“As well as the valuable experience that they both individually bring, they’re also a fantastic partnership and a real force to be reckoned with. I’m looking forward to continuing to work closely with them to shape the market’s future.
“I’d also like to express my gratitude for the impact that Adrian Bunnis has had in his time as chair. The Food Policy and 2030 strategy that he has helped develop, have left us with a clear roadmap for the future of the market, with lots to be excited about.”