Tim Rycroft joined the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) as Corporate Affairs Director in September 2015.

Prior to FDF, Tim held senior corporate affairs roles with InterContinental Hotels Group plc (as Director of Communications, Europe); Diageo plc (as Corporate Relations Director, GB and the Corporate Relations Director, Global Duty Free) and Boots Healthcare International (as Head of Corporate Affairs).

For three years Tim was a Special (political) Adviser in government, to the Minister without Portfolio and then to the Secretary of State for Health. Tim has also worked in corporate communications consultancy for Good Relations and Bell Pottinger.