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Samworth Brothers Confirms Former Kerry Foods Boss As New Group Chief Executive

Published on Jan 16 2018 9:52 AM

Samworth Brothers Confirms Former Kerry Foods Boss As New Group Chief Executive

Ginsters owner Samworth Brothers has confirmed Flor Healy as its new group chief executive.

The former Kerry Foods boss started in the role this week, according to The Grocer.

Healy spent 14 years as CEO for Kerry’s consumer foods division, having previously covered a number of leading management and finance roles with the company, which includes the Richmond, Cheesestrings and Mattessons brands among its portfolio.

In August, he reportedly signalled his intention to step down from the Kerry board as executive director, but remained at the business until the end of 2017 to help his replacement Duncan Everett transition into the position from his role as MD of Kerry’s meat technology business.

Sources suggested to The Grocer that Healy, who joined the Kerry graduate development programme in 1984, 'was left disappointed when Edmond Scanlon, chief executive of Kerry Asia Pacific, won the role of Kerry Group CEO in early 2017, when Stan McCarthy announced his retirement'.

In his new role, Healy will be based at the UK Cornish pastry maker HQ in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.

He will be succeeding Alex Knight.

According to recent accounts filed, in October last year, the Melton Mowbray pork pies firm has reported a year-on-year increase in sales turnover reached £949.5m for the 52 weeks to 31 December 2016, from £901.6m for the previous 12 months.

© 2018 - Checkout Magazine by Donna Ahern

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