New Head For Lactalis UK & Ireland

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New Head For Lactalis UK & Ireland

New Head For Lactalis UK & Ireland
May 27
09:57 2020
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Lactalis UK & Ireland, the UK subsidiary of the French Lactalis Group, has appointed Mike Chatters, formerly the company’s Sales Director, as its new Group Managing Director. Mike Chatters will take responsibility for all the Lactalis UK & Ireland businesses from 1st June 2020. He replaces Hugues Meaudre is takeng on a new position as Managing Director of Lactalis AOC France based in Roquefort.

Mike Chatters joined the group in June 2015 and has extensive experience from a career working with major FMCG brands such as Colgate Palmolive, Coca-Cola, Guinness & Birds Eye.

Mike Chatters.

Mike Chatters says: “This is an exciting time for our business at a time of growth, and I’m thrilled to be taking on this new opportunity. We have a dynamic brand portfolio, a growing private label business, a dedicated and committed team, and we’re seeing sales growth in all trade channels. I’m looking forward to working with the team, our customers and business partners to ensure we continue to meet our ambitious growth objectives by responding to the ‘new normal’ and beyond for our industry.”

In a connected move, Ian Sanger, has been promoted to the role of Sales Director. Ian Sanger, who joined Lactalis in August 2011, has had a number of commercial roles, latterly as Business Unit Director – Retail Sales. Both promotions are testament to Lactalis Group’s strategy to nurture talent and promote from within (over 70% of Executive Committee positions are filled internally).

Lactalis UK & Ireland is a market leader in the dairy category and has a strong portfolio of leading cheese brands, including Seriously, Seriously Spreadable, Galloway, Orkney and global brands Galbani and Président. It employs 425 people across its UK Headquarters in Redhill, Surrey, and its three manufacturing sites.

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