Keith Warren becomes Chief Executive of CESA

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Standout appointment is part of restructure in run up to switch to FEA

Keith Warren has been appointed chief executive of CESA, the Catering Equipment Suppliers Association. He has been director of the Association for 18 years and the change is part of the restructuring as CESA prepares to transform into the Foodservice Equipment Association, the FEA, on March 1 2020.

“With the Association’s new structure, such as the product group forums and the enlarged secretariat, the board felt that we needed to ensure that the terminology accurately reflected our roles,” says Warren. “The structure gives us better access to the wealth of knowledge and expertise we have as an Association, and increased bandwidth in terms of how we communicate with and influence our members and our wider audience – including government and the foodservice industry as a whole.”

An influential group

Working alongside Warren in the Association’s secretariat are Jocelyn Carr, membership and events manager, and Adam Lawrence, marketing manager. Their work is underpinned and supported by Sarah-Jane Campbell whose is the administration executive.

CESA is based in London’s Docklands, sharing offices with BEAMA, representing the UK electrical technical industry, BESA, the Building Engineering Services Association, GAMBICA, representing instrumentation, controls and automation suppliers, the ECA, Electrical Contractors Association, and EDA, the Electrical Distributors Association. “There are significant synergies between this influential group of associations, so working in the same building has clear benefits to all,” says Warren.


The Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA) is the authoritative voice of the foodservice equipment industry, representing 200 companies who supply, service and maintain all types of commercial catering equipment – from utensils to full kitchen schemes. For more information on CESA visit