Pret A Manger appoints new Global Technical Director

Pret A Manger has just announced the appointment of Kate Stein as Global Technical Director, starting on 2 September 2019.

In the newly created role, Stein will drive the implementation of key elements of Pret’s Allergy Action Plan globally, while also overseeing policies across the business on food standards, safety and consumer protection.

Stein brings with her over 20 years of experience at Marks & Spencer. She has worked in both chilled and ambient food sectors. Most recently she has been part of the M&S Senior Technical Leadership Team.

Clare Clough, Pret Food & Coffee Director, commented, “It’s a pleasure to welcome Kate to Pret. She brings extensive industry experience that will complement and enhance our Food team.

'Kate’s appointment will be pivotal as we continue to strengthen Pret’s food policies and transform our menu to serve changing consumer needs.”

Stein said, “I’ve always admired Pret and its ability to bring innovative, on-trend, freshly-prepared delicious food and drink to consumers. It’s been encouraging to see how Pret has transformed its business to improve food safety and support customers with allergies.

'I’m delighted to join the team at this point in Pret’s history and play a role in building on the progress to date.”