The Company

Our client is a renowned, vertically integrated fresh food business with operations across Kent and supplying leading retailers and foodservice customers. The Group continues to grow its interests through significant investment in production, new product development, food innovation and new operational efficiencies. Eden has been retained to lead a project to recruit a new Non-Exec Chair to support the family owners and Board of Directors through the next phase of growth.

The Role

The Chair will play a vital role supporting the business working closely with the major shareholders (family), Managing Director and executive Board to ensure the business is well positions for future growth and on track to realise its 5-year plan. The role will lead the Board meetings, provide independent governance, coach and challenge the Board when required but also be a balanced sounding board between the shareholders and Exec Team.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will have high level of NED or Chair experience within the own label fresh food industry with a track record of scaling businesses from £50m family business.  The profile will have a strong appreciation of the subtlety and sensitivities of working with dynamic family owners and the importance of building trust and understanding across all levels of the business.

For more information on this confidential opportunity, please contact David Macaulay on or 0044  203 7957735.

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