Having enjoyed 35yrs in branded FMCG food and drink mostly as a CFO, I more recently reshaped and transformed the Carlsberg UK business as CEO; my career highlights include 19yrs with Diageo (Pillsbury)/General Mills, the Haagen-Dazs startup, the 2005 RHM IPO and a number of years in Adelie a PE-backed food to go business which we created back in 2006.
I am currently working on a number of consultancy assignments, one a complex food concept, and then two start-ups, one a natural energy drink and the other a new fashion label. For me, there is a great sense of supporting innovation, young entrepreneurs and ambition! Notwithstanding this, I would love to be running a business again sometime soon.
The Grocer Awards provides such a wonderful platform to showcase the very best in idea generation and it’s is a pleasure to be joining the judges panel again this year.