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Senior Leadership Changes at PepsiCo

    Senior Leadership Changes at PepsiCo

Ramon Laguarta.
PepsiCo has announced three senior leadership appointments that support the company’s strategic priorities and growth agenda. Ramon Laguarta, currently CEO, Europe Sub-Saharan Africa (ESSA), will become president of PepsiCo, reporting to chairman and chief executive Indra Nooyi.
In his new role, Ramon Laguarta will shape PepsiCo’s corporate strategy, work closely with business units to deliver […]

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Weetabix UK and Ireland Makes Two Senior Appointments

    Weetabix UK and Ireland Makes Two Senior Appointments

Weetabix Group has appointed marketing director, Sally Abbott as managing director of Weetabix Food Company, succeeding Giles Turrell. Francesca Davies, currently head of Category, succeeds Sally Abbott as marketing director of Weetabix Food Company UK and Ireland.
The appointments follow the completion of the £1.4 billion (US$1.7 million) acquisition of Weetabix Food Company by Post Holdings, […]

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GEA Appoints Martine Snels as New Member to the Executive Board

    GEA Appoints Martine Snels as New Member to the Executive Board

Martine Snels.
The Supervisory Board of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft has appointed Martine Snels to GEA’s Executive Board with effect from the beginning of October 2017. She will assume responsibility for GEA’s regions and countries organisation. Following her appointment, GEA will be headed by an Executive Board consisting of five members.
“We are delighted to welcome Martine Snels […]

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2 Sisters Strengthens its Board

    2 Sisters Strengthens its Board

Richard Pike.
Boparan Holdings, trading as 2 Sisters Food Group, has announced two new appointments to its board. Richard Pike is to be appointed as its new Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and current chief operating officer, Martyn Fletcher, is being appointed to the main Boparan Holdings board from July 1st 2017.
Richard Pike will join 2 […]

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New Head at Raisio

    New Head at Raisio

Pekka Kuusniemi (pictured) is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Raisio, the Finnish plant-based nutrition group. He will take up his new post at the beginning of November 2017. He transfers to Raisio from the position of President and CEO of the Oras Group.
Matti Perkonoja, Chairman of Raisio’s Board of Directors says: “Pekka […]

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ARYZTA AG Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

    ARYZTA AG Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

ARYZTA, a global food business with a leadership position in speciality bakery,  has appointed Kevin Toland as Chief Executive Officer. He joins ARYZTA from daa plc which operates Dublin and Cork airports, ARI (a global retailer in travel retail) and daa International where he has served as Chief Executive since 2013. He previously held the […]

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Pernod Ricard UK Confirms Two Promotions at its Senior Commercial Team

    Pernod Ricard UK Confirms Two Promotions at its Senior Commercial Team

Ian Peart, currently Channel Director, On-Trade for Pernod Ricard UK, has been promoted to the position of Business Development Director, reporting directly to Laurent Pillet, Managing Director of Pernod Ricard UK. Ian Peart has over 20 years’ experience in the drinks trade, the last 11 years at Pernod Ricard UK, firstly as Field Sales Controller […]

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New CEO For Nestlé UK & Ireland

    New CEO For Nestlé UK & Ireland

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé UK & Ireland, Dame Fiona Kendrick has decided to stand down as the CEO of the UK & Ireland market but will continue to serve as Chairman providing strategic support to the company. Stefano Agostini (pictured above), currently President & CEO of Nestlé Waters Italy will succeed Dame […]

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Patricia Callan Appointed Director of Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland

    Patricia Callan Appointed Director of Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland

Patricia Callan has been appointed to the role of Director of Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland, the trade association that represents brewers, distillers, brand owners and distributors in Ireland, and will take up the position immediately. Patricia joins ABFI from the Small Firms Association (SFA) where she has been Director since 2006.
Patricia Callan, Director of […]

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Food Processing Veteran Joins AB Systems as New Sales Director

    Food Processing Veteran Joins AB Systems as New Sales Director

AB Systems is meeting growing demand for its award-winning materials handling and process cooling services with the appointment of Milton Shelley (pictured) to the role of Sales Director. A highly experienced and well-known figure in the food processing arena, Mr Shelley is charged with delivering technical sales services to AB Systems’ wide client base, a […]

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Kerry Group’s Taste and Nutrition Division Appoints New President and CEO of Europe

    Kerry Group’s Taste and Nutrition Division Appoints New President and CEO of Europe

Kerry Group’s Taste and Nutrition division, a world leader in providing food and beverage solutions, has announced that it has appointed Malcom Sheil (pictured) as President and CEO of its business in Europe.
Malcolm joined Kerry as a Graduate Accountant from Dublin City University in 1988. He spent three years in the US as Plant Controller […]

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New Director at Snowbird Foods

    New Director at Snowbird Foods

Helen Swan.
Snowbird foods has appointed Helen Swan to the key post of commercial director and she joins joint managing directors Albert McGovern and Philip Paul on a three person board. Well known in the food industry, Ms Swan joined the fully cooked sausages and meatballs company in 2003 and was latterly its national accounts manager. […]

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New Country Business Manager For Nestlé Ireland

    New Country Business Manager For Nestlé Ireland

Nestlé has appointed Andrew Shaw (pictured) as the new Country Business Manager for Ireland. Andrew Shaw assumes responsibility for Nestlé Ireland’s operations and its wide portfolio of products across the confectionery, beverage, food and petcare categories.  He will lead the company in Ireland as it continues to expand its presence and deliver growth across its […]

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Leadership Change at Ferrero Group

    Leadership Change at Ferrero Group

The Ferrero Group has decided to introduce a new governance structure to strengthen its competitive position in the global chocolate and sweet packaged food market and to accelerate growth. Giovanni Ferrero (pictured), chief executive of Ferrero Group, will assume the role of executive chairman as of September 1st, 2017. As such, he will drive the […]

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The Coca-Cola Company Unveils Senior Leadership Appointments

    The Coca-Cola Company Unveils Senior Leadership Appointments

The Coca-Cola Company has announced a number of senior leadership appointments to drive its ongoing transformation into a growth-oriented, consumer-centered, total beverage company.  Key changes, which will be effective when President and COO James Quincey becomes Chief Executive Officer on May 1, include:
* Combining Global Marketing, Customer and Commercial Leadership, and Strategy into one combined […]

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Bacardi Unveils Leadership Succession Plan

    Bacardi Unveils Leadership Succession Plan

Family-owned Bacardi Ltd, the world’s largest privately held spirits company, has announced that Mahesh Madhavan (pictured), a 20-year Bacardi veteran who is currently a member of the company’s global leadership team and regional president of Asia, Middle East & Africa, will succeed Michael J Dolan, who will retire as chief executive Officer, effective April 1, […]

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New Chief Executive at Scotch Whisky Association

    New Chief Executive at Scotch Whisky Association

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has appointed a new chief executive. Karen Betts (pictured) joins the SWA after a 16 year career in the Foreign& Commonwealth Office (FCO), most recently as British Ambassador to Morocco. She becomes only the eighth head, and the first female chief executive, of the SWA in its 105 year history.
During […]

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Dave Howorth Joins SCALA

    Dave Howorth Joins SCALA

Dave Howorth (pictured) is joining the SCALA Consulting team as an Executive Director. Dave Howarth was previously Supply Chain Director for General Mills UK, Ireland, Germany and Nordics, one of the top ten food manufacturers in the world, and was responsible for overseeing Logistics and Supply Chain Development in a multi-national, multi-temperature and multi-channel environment.  […]

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University College Cork Appoints New Head of Food Business

    University College Cork Appoints New Head of Food Business

University College Cork has named Professor Thia Hennessy as the new Head of the University’s Department of Food Business and Development. The Department, which is part of the Cork University Business School (CUBS), undertakes teaching and research in the subjects of food business and marketing, international development and co-operative studies.
Professor Ciaran Murphy, head of the […]

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Graduate Trainees Taste the Future of Food Manufacturing

    Graduate Trainees Taste the Future of Food Manufacturing

Rising stars of the food industry saw and tasted the future when they visited the University of Lincoln’s National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM) as part of their graduate development programmes. The graduates, who are currently part of schemes at Marks & Spencer and Bakkavor, visited NCFM for dedicated training days to experience the technologies […]

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Double Appointment Strengthens 2 Sisters’ UK Poultry Team

    Double Appointment Strengthens 2 Sisters’ UK Poultry Team

2 Sisters Food Group, the UK’s biggest poultry producer, has made two key appointments as it continues on its transformation plan. Peter Judge and Frank Robinson joined the 2 Sisters Food Group poultry division in January.
Peter Judge joins as operations director and will be responsible for aligning individual site performance with the 2 Sisters business […]

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Clive Black Joins the Coriolis Advisory Board

    Clive Black Joins the Coriolis Advisory Board

Clive Black, one of the UK’s top Consumer Analysts, has joined the Advisory Board of Coriolis, a global provider of expertise and experience in the delivery of business transformation to the FMCG sector. Coriolis, which operates globally from offices in Nottingham, UK and Sydney, Australia, has sought to reinforce its understanding of the rapidly moving […]

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New Appointments at Crisp Sensation Point to Global Growth

    New Appointments at Crisp Sensation Point to Global Growth

Crumb coating innovator and full service provider Crisp Sensation has announced several key appointments that signal the company’s successful growth and expansion plans for markets around the world.
Kees van Doorn – As Crisp Sensation’s R&D Director since the beginning, Kees van Doorn has been deeply involved in the development of the company’s unique technology. In his […]

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Carlsberg Group Appoints New Executive Vice President For Supply Chain

    Carlsberg Group Appoints New Executive Vice President For Supply Chain

Carlsberg Group has announced that Philip A. Hodges will join Carlsberg Group as EVP Supply Chain and member of the Group’s Executive Committee (ExCom) from 1 February 2017, replacing Peter Ernsting who left the company at the end of last year.
Philip A. Hodges brings extensive experience in supply chain and finance from various international positions. He […]

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Remy Cointreau Establishes New Whisky Business

    Remy Cointreau Establishes New Whisky Business

French drinks group Remy Cointreau has created a new ‘Whisky Business Unit’ following its recent acquisitions of Domaine des Hautes Glaces in France and Westland Distillery in the USA to further extended its portfolio into the fast growing high-end single malt whisky category. The new unit is headed by Simon Coughlin (pictured right), who is currently chief […]

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Edrington Announces New Leadership Appointments

    Edrington Announces New Leadership Appointments

Edrington, the international premium spirits company, has announced a number of leadership changes at its Super Premium, Regional Power Brands and Global Travel Retail Divisions. The moves follow on the decision of Bill Farrar, Managing Director Super Premium, to leave Edrington in June 2017 to pursue new business interests.
Bill’s career with Edrington stretches back to […]

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Northern Ireland’s Meat Producers Encouraged to Innovate

    Northern Ireland’s Meat Producers Encouraged to Innovate

Innovation was the focus of a recent seminar attended by one hundred representatives from Northern Ireland’s red meat, pork, poultry and fish sectors in Cookstown. Jointly hosted by Invest Northern Ireland and CAFRE, the event, aimed at encouraging innovation for growth, highlighted the support available through Invest NI and the Food Innovation Centre at CAFRE.
John […]

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Seafood Scotland Nets a New Leader

    Seafood Scotland Nets a New Leader

Patrick Hughes has been appointed as the new head of Seafood Scotland, the organisation set up ‘by the industry for the industry’ in 1999 to increase the value of return to the Scottish seafood sector.  He joins from SAC Consulting, the consulting arm of the Scotland’s Rural College, where he was Senior Food and Drink consultant.  […]

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David Hart Appointed as Business Unit Director of Salt of the Earth

    David Hart Appointed as Business Unit Director of Salt of the Earth

Salt of the Earth has appointed David Hart as Business Unit Director. He will report to the CEO and be responsible for global business of Mediterranean Umami, an all-natural sodium reduction solution.
“We are excited to have David join our team,” says Dovik Tal, CEO for Salt of the Earth. “His extensive experience, especially at the […]

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New Chairman For Tate & Lyle

    New Chairman For Tate & Lyle

Tate & Lyle, the global provider of ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other industries, has appointed Dr Gerry Murphy (pictured) as a non-executive director and Chairman-designate. He will join the Board on 1 January 2017 and will succeed Sir Peter Gershon as Chairman of the company on 1 April 2017 following Sir […]

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New Chief Executive For Sodiaal

    New Chief Executive For Sodiaal

Sodiaal, France’s leading and Europe’s third-largest dairy co-operative, has appointed Jorge Boucas as chief executive, effective 1 February 2017. Jorge Boucas’ role will be to lead Sodiaal’s new strategy aimed at taking the company to the next level in its development. Over the past five years, Sodiaal has grown in size, notably with the successful […]

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Executive Appointments at Hain Celestial

    Executive Appointments at Hain Celestial

The Hain Celestial Group, a leading organic and natural products company with operations in North America, Europe and India, has announced a number of executive team appointments for Hain Celestial United States, Hain Pure Protein Corporation and Hain Celestial United Kingdom.
Gary W Tickle joins Hain Celestial in the US as Chief Operating Officer. He is […]

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New Finance Director Appointed at Matcon

    New Finance Director Appointed at Matcon

Matcon, the specialist in IBC (Intermediate Bulk Container) Systems, has announced that Israr Ghulam has joined the company as Finance Director. Israr succeeds Stephen Ball who, as previously announced, was appointed to the position of Managing Director at Matcon in January 2016.
Israr will manage his duties alongside his other position as Finance and Site Director […]

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New Chief For Coca-Cola European Partners

    New Chief For Coca-Cola European Partners

Damian Gammell will succeed John F Brock, who is retiring, as chief executive of Coca-Cola European Partners on28 December, 2016. Coca-Cola European Partners is the result of the merger of three Coca-Cola bottlers in Western Europe – Coca-Cola Enterprises, Coca-Cola Iberian Partners and Germany-based Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetranke. Coca-Cola European Partners operates more than 50 bottling plants, […]

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New Appointment at AutoCoding Systems

    New Appointment at AutoCoding Systems

AutoCoding Systems, software specialist in packaging device automation and data integrity, has announced the appointment of Graeme Hartley (pictured) as Business Development Manager covering the North of England and Scotland. Graeme has a wealth of experience initially gained in engineering giving him the necessary knowledge early in his career to move into a Sales Engineer […]

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Bord Bia Appoints New CEO

    Bord Bia Appoints New CEO

Bord Bia, has announced the appointment of Tara McCarthy (pictured) as Chief Executive. Ms McCarthy will succeed current Chief Executive, Aidan Cotter, who will retire in January 2017. Ms McCarthy, who was appointed following a rigorous and competitive process overseen by the Board of Bord Bia, is Chief Executive of Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), since […]

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Landmark New Irish Whiskey Mentoring Programme

    Landmark New Irish Whiskey Mentoring Programme

The Irish Whiskey Association has launched a landmark new mentoring programme, which will bring established global players in the Irish whiskey industry together with new entrants to the market. The aim of this unique new mentoring programme is to ensure that new entrants to the category have access to the information and support they need to […]

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Big Turnout at Teagasc National Beef Conference

    Big Turnout at Teagasc National Beef Conference

Large numbers of beef farms attended the recent Teagasc National Beef Conference. The theme for the conference was putting ‘Practice into Profit’, and speaking at the opening of the conference, Teagasc Director, Professor Gerry Boyle said: “Teagasc through its research, advisory and education programmes will continue to play a huge role in working with farmers […]

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NFU Appoints Director For New Brexit Unit

    NFU Appoints Director For New Brexit Unit

The National Farmers Union (NFU) in Britain has appointed a director to lead its newly-created Brexit Unit as the organisation moves to strengthen and extend its political reach in the wake of the EU Referendum. Nick von Westenholz will join the NFU as Director of EU Exit and International Trade to ensure the NFU has […]

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New Video Provides Easy Training For Homogenizer Maintenance

    New Video Provides Easy Training For Homogenizer Maintenance

As part of its investment in comprehensive support services, SPX FLOW has released a new video that provides maintenance personnel with detailed instruction and training on how to inspect and maintain its leading APV Gaulin homogenizers. SPX FLOW’s APV Gaulin range of homogenizers have been proven to offer leading dispersion results across a wide range of […]

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Changes in Nestlé’s Executive Board

    Changes in Nestlé’s Executive Board

Luis Cantarell, Executive Vice President and Head of Zone EMENA at Nestlé, is retiring on 31 December 2016 after a long and distinguished career of 40 years in the group. Since joining the Nestlé Executive Board in 2005, Luis Cantarell led Zone Europe, was instrumental in the creation of the Nestlé Nutrition globally managed business, […]

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Board Changes at ARYZTA

    Board Changes at ARYZTA

ARYZTA, the global speciality bakery and food group, has announced some significant board changes. Gary McGann is joining the board as chairman and Rolf Watter is to join as a non-executive director. The appointments are subject to approval by ARYZTA shareholders at its upcoming AGM (13 December 2016).
Retiring chairman Denis Lucey comments: “The board is […]

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New Chief For Brakes Group’s UK Business

    New Chief For Brakes Group’s UK Business

Brakes Group, a leading supplier to the food service sector in the UK, Ireland, France and Sweden, has announced the appointment of Ton Christiaanse as its new UK CEO, replacing Phil Wieland who will be leaving the business to pursue other interests early in 2017. Christiaanse brings with him a wealth of food experience having held leadership […]

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Greencore Appoints New CFO

    Greencore Appoints New CFO

Greencore Group has appointed Eoin Tonge (pictured) as chief financial officer and as a director of the group, with effect from 3 October 2016. He will replace Alan Williams, who will be leaving Greencore after nearly six years to become the chief financial officer of Travis Perkins plc. Alan Williams will step down on 3 […]

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New Head of Arla Foods Sweden

    New Head of Arla Foods Sweden

Head of Arla’s South East Asian business, Patrik Hansson, is to return to Sweden as the new head of Arla’s Swedish business from 1 November. He will take over from Henri de Sauvage who announced he is leaving Arla to pursue external opportunities.
Earlier this year, Henri de Sauvage announced that he would leave Arla towards […]

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New Chief Financial Officer at Edrington

    New Chief Financial Officer at Edrington

Edrington, the international premium spirits company, has appointed Paul Hyde to the position of chief financial officer.
Paul Hyde is a chartered accountant who joined the company in 1997 and occupied a number of senior finance roles before becoming the company’s strategy and development director.
Paul Hyde.
He was appointed to the Edrington Board in 2015 as managing […]

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Education is Vital to a Life With Perspective

    Education is Vital to a Life With Perspective

‘Because education matters’ is the motto of Austria’s HAAS, a company which is engaged in supporting a bakery apprentice workshop and helping needy children in Korogocho, a slum on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. Irene Kapaun, HAAS Marketing Communication & Public Relations Manager recently visited Nairobi in order to report about the project’s progress.
Streets are […]

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Attracting Talent into Food Industry “Never More Urgent”

    Attracting Talent into Food Industry “Never More Urgent”

As British industry faces an unprecedented set of challenges, senior leaders in food and drink have announced the launch of a major project designed to help the sector boost productivity. The food and drink sector has a strong record on productivity growth, outstripping overall UK productivity and many global competitors.
But food and drink manufacturing is […]

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Leadership Changes at Nestlé

    Leadership Changes at Nestlé

Ulf Mark Schneider (pictured) will become the new CEO of Nestlé, starting on 1 January 2017. He will replace current CEO Paul Bulcke, who is due to succeed Peter Brabeck-Letmathe as Chairman of Nestlé.
Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, having served Nestlé for 50 years, of which 14 years on the Executive Board, 11 years as CEO and 12 […]

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New Chief For Pernod Ricard UK

    New Chief For Pernod Ricard UK

Pernod Ricard UK has announced that Denis O’Flynn has decided to leave the group at the end of September. Laurent Pillet, currently CEO of Pernod Ricard, Sub-Saharan Africa, will replace Denis O’Flynn as Pernod Ricard UK Managing Director.
Denis O’Flynn comments: “I have thoroughly enjoyed the last five years at Pernod Ricard UK. Working with a […]

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New Chief For British Frozen Food Federation

    New Chief For British Frozen Food Federation

John Hyman (pictured right) has been selected to succeed Brian Young (pictured left) as chief executive of the British Frozen Food Federation. John Hyman, a highly experienced food industry professional, was previously UK group commercial director at Adelie Foods and has held senior roles at First Drinks, Dairy Crest, Heinz and Arla.
John Hyman comments: “I’m […]

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Leadership Change at Lindt & Sprüngli

    Leadership Change at Lindt & Sprüngli

Swiss confectionery group Lindt & Sprüngli has announced that Ernst Tanner, President & CEO, has decided to focus on the role as Executive Chairman by the end of 2016. At the same time the board of directors has appointed Dr Dieter Weisskopf, Group Chief Financial Officer, as new Group Chief Executive Officer.
Ernst Tanner comments: “I […]

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Changes to Emmi Group Management

    Changes to Emmi Group Management

With effect from 1 January 2017, Swiss dairy group Emmi has announced a number of changes to its Group Management. Robert Muri, Executive Vice President Switzerland, will retire at the end of 2016 as planned. His role will be taken over by Marc Heim, currently Executive Vice President Europe. Marc Heim’s successor will be Robin Barraclough, […]

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Leadership Change at ABP Food Group

    Leadership Change at ABP Food Group

ABP Food Group has announced that Paul Finnerty will retire from his role as CEO on 30th September 2016. Frank Stephenson, current Group Chief Operations Officer, has been appointed as his successor stepping into the role on 1st October 2016.
Frank Stephenson joined ABP in January 2015 as Group Chief Operations Officer. He brings to the […]

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