Steven Munday has resigned as chief executive of English Apples and Pears (EAP) after little more than a year in charge.
“During his short time at the helm Steven has successfully streamlined the organisation, redefined its objectives and built a strong and collaborative board,” the trade body said.
The Kent businessman and former Nike employee joined the topfruit association in June 2016, taking over from Adrian Barlow who retired as CEO in August but remained as the organisation’s chairman.
Munday was faced with the difficult task of replacing industry kingpin Barlow who joined EAP in 1999 and was estimated to have made over a thousand media appearances in his promotion of English topfruit.
The EAP board said it would like to thank Munday “for his work during a difficult time in the industry, and for the changes implemented.”
The body added that Munday “remains committed to his role” and will stay in charge until the end of December 2017.