FDBusiness.com

Board Changes at Hilton Food Group

 Breaking News
  • Record Year For Scotch Whisky Exports Official figures from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have revealed a strong year for Scotch whisky exports in 2018, with global growth by both value and volume. In 2018, the export value of Scotch whisky grew 7.8% by value, to a record £4.70 billion. The number of 70cl bottles exported also reached record levels growing to [...]...
  • Kerrygold Unveils Major New Global Campaign Kerrygold, Ireland’s iconic dairy brand and one of the country’s most successful food exports globally, is placing Irish farming families at the fore of a major new global campaign that will reach over 36 million people worldwide and aims to take the brand to new heights. The digital campaign entitled ‘A True Taste of Kerrygold’ puts Ireland’s grass-fed [...]...
  • Hundreds of New Food and Drink Products to Launch at IFE 2019 Many new and exciting products are set to launch during the 21st International Food & Drink Event [IFE] 2019, taking place at ExCeL London on 17-20 March. From next generation water to vegan friendly snacks and the latest product launches featuring global influences, the biennial event is a must-attend for buyers and suppliers looking to explore a taste of [...]...
  • Diageo Submits Plans For Flagship Johnnie Walker Visitor Attraction in Edinburgh Diageo has announced that plans have been formally submitted for the flagship Johnnie Walker visitor centre in Edinburgh. The Edinburgh attraction is intended to be the focal point of Diageo’s £150 million investment in Scotch whisky tourism. The planning application, jointly submitted by Diageo and the building owner Parabola, sets out proposals for a stunning seven [...]...
  • Carlsberg UK Unveils New Danish Pilsner Carlsberg Group has unveiled a new Carlsberg Danish Pilsner as part of a bold strategy to revitalise its flagship beer in the UK. New Carlsberg Danish Pilsner will be available in trade from 1 March, supported by a multi-million pound investment and new visual identity which aims to increase brand quality perceptions. The trade launch [...]...

Board Changes at Hilton Food Group

Board Changes at Hilton Food Group
May 31
09:16 2018

Hilton Food Group, the UK-based specialist international meat packing business, has announced a number of changes to its board. Robert Watson OBE, the current CEO, will become Executive Chairman with effect from 1 July 2018, and Non-Executive Chairman during 2020. Philip Heffer will be promoted to Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 July 2018. Colin Smith OBE, the current Chairman, will retire from the board on 1 July 2018; and Angus Porter has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 July 2018.

As part of the succession planning process, Hilton has considered future changes to its board of directors. Given Robert Watson’s experience, and the level of recently won new business coming on stream over the next few years, the board is unanimous that it would be in the best interests of the company for Robert to remain within Hilton Food Group. The board has consequently asked Robert to become Executive Chairman until 2020.

Robert Watson OBE.

In this Executive capacity, Robert will work to integrate the Australian business as well as focusing on new business development in new territories and new product categories. Hilton announced on 26 February 2018 an agreement to restructure the Australian meat processing joint venture, take full operational control of the Bunbury and Truganina plants from 1 July 2018 and, following a two year transitional period, acquire the relevant plant assets. It is planned that on completion of this process in 2020, Robert will become Non-Executive Chairman of the Company.

Philp Heffer joined Hilton Food Group in 1994 when the business was founded and, in his current role of Chief Operating Officer, is responsible for all of Hilton’s businesses with its major customers. The board believes that Philip has all the necessary skills to become CEO of the Group and was the unanimous choice.

Philp Heffer.

Colin Smith joined Hilton in 2010 as a Non-Executive Director and was appointed Chairman of the Board in 2016.

Angus Porter has extensive knowledge and experience in public companies and the food and retail sectors with an MA in natural sciences and PhD from the University of Cambridge. He has held numerous executive and non-executive roles across a range of industry sectors including Mars, BT, Abbey National and WPP. Angus is currently Non-Executive Chairman at McColl’s Retail Group plc and Co-Chairman of Direct Wines Ltd and was formerly Chief Executive of the Professional Cricketers’ Association until 2016, Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director of Punch Taverns plc until 2017 and Non-Executive Director of TDC A/S (Denmark) until 14 May 2018.

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • June 18, 2019Multimodal 2019
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber

Subscribe Here



Advertisements