Premier Foods announces management changes
Jan 30, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
Premier Foods plc, a food manufacturer, has announced that following receipt of Michael Clarke's resignation, its board of directors has appointed Gavin Darby as CEO with effect from February 4, 2013.
Gavin Darby has a consumer goods pedigree and senior executive experience. He spent fifteen years at the Coca-Cola Company in senior leadership roles before moving to Vodafone in 2001, where he was latterly CEO for its non-European joint ventures. His most recent role was as CEO of Cable & Wireless Worldwide plc.
Michael Clarke will step down from the Board and has agreed to remain available to the Company until mid 2013 to ensure an orderly handover to his successor, the company said.
David Beever, Chairman of Premier Foods said: "I am delighted to welcome Gavin Darby to Premier Foods. His strong FMCG background and management track record make him the ideal candidate to lead the Company. The Board very much looks forward to working with Gavin to continue driving sustainable profitable growth at Premier."
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