Motor Fuel Group (MFG), the UK’s largest independent forecourt operator, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Pitron as its new commercial director.

David joins MFG 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 maximizing shop income and establishing strong relationships with our key suppliers and service providers.”