The Company

Our client is an internationally renowned, vertically integrated fresh food business with operations across the world and supplying leading retailers and foodservice customers. The Group continues to grow its interests through significant investment in production, variety development, innovation and new international routes to market. Eden has been retained to lead a project to recruit a new Non-Exec Chair to support the Founder and Board through the next phase of growth.

The Role

The Chair will play a vital role supporting the business working closely with the Founder, Group MD 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 Founder 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 £100m.  The profile will have a strong appreciation of the subtlety and sensitivities of working with dynamic founders and the importance of building trust and understanding across all levels of the business.

For more information on this confidential opportunity, please contact Helen Lodge on or 0044  203 7957735.

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