01 November 2011
Premier Foods strengthens leadership team to drive growth
Premier Foods, home to some of Britain's favourite food brands, today announced changes to its Executive Director and leadership team to strengthen focus on the company's renewed growth plan.
In the new structure, commercial leadership responsibilities will be split between the Grocery and newly configured Bakery businesses with the creation of two new Group Executive roles of Managing Director reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer, Michael Clarke.
Following the creation of this new structure, the role of Chief Operating Officer will disappear. Consequently, Tim Kelly, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer will leave Premier Foods following a short handover.
Iwan Williams (53) will take charge of the company's £1.1 billion Bread, Cake, Milling and Brookes Avana businesses, starting in November. Iwan has a wealth of general management and marketing experience gained through previous roles including President of McCormicks Europe, Middle East and Africa and Strategic Marketing Director of Coca- Cola, Asia Pacific. His earlier career included time with S.C. Johnson Wax and Cadbury Schweppes.
Graham Hunter (47) will join the company early in 2012 to lead Premier Foods' £1.0 billion Grocery business. Graham joins from 2 Sisters Food Group. This company acquired Northern Foods earlier in the year where Graham was Managing Director of a number of the company's branded businesses, including Fox's Biscuits and Goodfella's Pizza. His earlier career included general management and marketing roles with Jacob's Bakery and Mars.
Commenting on the changes, Michael Clarke, Chief Executive Officer, said:
"I am delighted to welcome Iwan and Graham to Premier Foods. We are pleased to have attracted two outstanding individuals to these new key roles and I look forward to working with them both as we start to rebuild the company."
"I also want to thank Tim for his contribution and leadership over the years."
For further information, please contact:MaitlandBrian Hudspith / Tom Eckersley 020 7379 5151
Premier FoodsRichard Godden, Head of Investor Relations 01727 815850
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