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Hain Celestial Appoints Neil Campbell To Group's Board of Directors

By Donna Ahern
Hain Celestial Appoints Neil Campbell To Group's Board of Directors

Hain Celestial Group recently announced that Neil Campbell has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective 1 September.

According to the Cully & Sully owner as part of a planned board succession, Mark Schiller, former Hain CEO and current board director, and Dean Hollis, current board director and past Board Chair, will not be standing for re-election at the annual shareholder meeting.

"Neil [Campbel] is an outstanding addition to our board," said Dawn Zier, board chair for Hain Celestial Group in a statement.

"He brings strong CPG (consumer packaged goods) and international expertise to Hain which will help guide our strategy to unlock growth as a global enterprise and achieve sustainable and dependable results. On behalf of the board of directors, I want to thank Mark and Dean for their leadership and many contributions to Hain during their tenure and wish them all the best in the future."

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The manufacturer of better-for-you brands noted that Campbell has over 35 years of branded food industry experience having worked for a number of CPG companies across the UK, North America, and Benelux, including Cadbury Schweppes, PepsiCo, and leading UK bakery business, Warburtons.

He began his career at Cadbury Schweppes in the UK and US where he worked in brand management and new product development.

From there he joined PepsiCo to manage the Walkers snacks brand business and quickly rose through the ranks to lead the marketing function in Benelux and the UK, the company added.

He was appointed general manager of Walkers in 2005 and was ultimately named President of Tropicana North America in 2008.

Most recently, Campbell spent the last nine years serving as managing director for Warburtons.

Campbell holds a Law Degree from Cambridge University where he graduated with the distinction of Squire Scholar and graduated Barrister at Law from Middle Temple.

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