Malcolm Walker, chairman of Iceland Foods, today confirms that Peter Melchett is to join the company following his departure from his post as executive director of Greenpeace UK.

Peter Melchett will take up his role as environmental and ethical advisor on a part-time basis at the company’s headquarters in Deeside, from February 2001.

Malcolm Walker says: “Iceland has become known for its pioneering stances on many issues such as GM, organic food and environmentally friendly appliances. Next year we will be embarking on a formal environmental audit for the first time and developing a more structured way of environmental reporting. Peter’s wealth of experience, not only from his time at Greenpeace, but through his organic farming and previous involvement with other organisations such as the World Wide Fund for Nature and The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, will be invaluable. We look forward to welcoming him to the team.”

For further information:

Jeanette Riley/Hilary Berg
Iceland Press Office
Tel: 01244 842941