FT - David Pitron - MFG's new commercial director

Motor Fuel Group (MFG), the UK’s largest independent forecourt operator, has appointed David Pitron as its new commercial director.

David joins the number-one Top 50 Indie from BP, where he worked for the past 16 years in a variety of trading, offer, strategy and partnership development positions in the UK and overseas. His last position was as the UK-based global retail commercial development director, where he was responsible for establishing new retail offers and partnerships and the development of a global convenience strategy.

Before joining BP, David spent four years as a senior buyer with the foodservice operator, Compass Group. He started his career with Marks & Spencer, joining their graduate training programme and spending five years in store management and buying roles.

David will report to MFG’s managing director, retail, Steve Fox, who said: “David joins us as we are rapidly developing our ambitious retail plans for our network. I am confident that his experience will prove invaluable in maximising shop income and establishing strong relationships with our key suppliers and service providers.”