Ann Elizabeth Savage

Ms. Savage has been on Marel's Board of Directors since 2013.

Board director

Ann Savage previously served as Technical Director of Bakkavor. Her primary responsibilities have included food safety, health and safety management, manufacturing excellence and corporate social responsibility management in the UK, US and Asia. Savage has held a variety of roles in technical, and research and development departments within the retail and food industry over her 35-year career. She worked for the Cooperative Wholesale Society (CWS), Northern Foods from 1990 until 1999 and at Geest/Bakkavor for over 19 years.

Savage‘s responsibilities have included representing businesses with UK regulators such as Food Standards Agency, Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Health Protection England. She has chaired the Food Network for Ethical Trade, the IGD Technical Leadership Forum, and been a member of the advisory group for the Better Regulation Task Force and the British Retail Consortium Advisory Board. Savage has worked closely with UK retailers to deliver on their corporate social responsibility commitments and to develop reporting procedures.

She has experience in operational management, product development and incident management. She has worked with Farm Africa in both Tanzania and Kenya to support African endeavors in tilapia fish farming and beekeeping. She is currently a technical advisor to Gousto, a member of her parish council and a Governor of Boston College, one of the top five colleges in the UK.

She has no interest links with Marel's main customers, competitors or major shareholders.


  • Mathematics, Technology and Systems Management, Open University
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies, Nottingham University


  • 2013


  • Remuneration Committee

Holdings in Marel

  • 0 (as of year-end 2019)

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