Appointed as the director of CESA, the UK''s Catering Equipment Suppliers’ Association in 2001, Keith has overseen the growth of the membership to over 170 members and he has helped to establish CESA as the leading voice for the foodservice equipment industry. His activity involves extensive representation activity with UK government and regulators. CESA actively promotes its members products and services and Keith’s role extends to representing the sector’s equipment on many task forces and project groups in the UK and internationally. In 2011 he received the NAFEM Order of Merit for his services in developing the Certified Food Service Professional Programme in Europe & Middle East.
Before his appointment as director of CESA, in January 2002, Keith Warren spent nearly 20 years working directly with catering equipment and food companies in business to business publishing and marketing services. His career includes 17 years in senior management positions with Reed Elsevier working on its market leading catering and retail titles.