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Former Red Tractor Chairman Appointed as Chairman of Acoura

Former Red Tractor Chairman Appointed as Chairman of Acoura
February 16
15:28 2016

David Gregory (pictured) has been appointed as Chairman of specialist food and drink compliance and risk services provider Acoura. One of the industry’s most experienced and respected technical experts, David Gregory previously spent 26 years with Marks and Spencer where, working as their Technical Director he was instrumental in growing the retailer’s hugely successful food business. Following his tenure with the retailer he then worked as Chairman of Red Tractor until Autumn last year. David Gregory has a portfolio of non-exec roles including British Retail Consortium Trading Ltd and 2 Sisters Food Group, the UK’s largest food manufacturer.

Acoura Director Paul Egan says of the appointment: “I am delighted that David has joined our business at a time of significant opportunity. David is part of the fabric of the food industry and brings with him experience gained at the very highest level. He is the perfect fit for our team and also our current and future customers.”

Working with the food industry since 1996, Acoura operate across the food and drink supply chain offering a wide range of services aimed at improving food safety, quality and traceability while also improving and protecting their customer’s brands.

The move comes at a time of sustained growth for the company which counts Arla, Quality Meat Scotland, Red Tractor, OF&G and Scottish Quality Crops among customers.

David Gregory says: “I am really delighted to join this highly successful and rapidly growing international business, whose customer focus and ability to provide tailored solutions for food safety and compliance from fisheries and farming through manufacturing, retail and food service is unique in the market place.”

Mr Gregory has been appointed in a non-executive capacity and starts working with Acoura with immediate effect.

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