Our knowledge is far-reaching. We know the complexities of cost of production issues linked to commodity markets. Equally, we recognise the importance of demonstrating high-welfare and sustainable practices to supermarket customers. The extent of our knowledge is reflected in the depth and breadth of our search capabilities and our alignment with our clients’ core values.

 

Our teams are working at the forefront of the plant-based and cultured meat revolution – partnering with businesses that are attracting significant private equity investment and those being acquired by more established food conglomerates. In both camps, our experience is invaluable. Collaborating long-term with businesses as they scale, integrate or acquire other companies allows us to remain a proactive partner; an objective supplier that can identify and present leadership talent that will match strategic objectives now – and in the future.

If you’re looking to appoint a new person to your leadership or management team, get in touch with one our food executive search consultants.

Our specialists

David Macaulay 
As Founder and Managing Director of Eden, David has spent his entire career working with a diverse range of businesses in the food and agritech ector – supporting their strategic objectives and helping them recruit and retain Non Exec and C-suite leaders.

During this time, he has developed a deep understanding of the industry and the skills and attributes required by businesses to deliver high performing board and executive teams. Results-driven, David’s personal values of industry insight and integrity have delivered numerous successful projects and established Eden as the executive search partner of choice. David’s industry experience is deep rooted, having grown up on the family farm in Essex, which he remains actively involved in as a Partner.

 

David Macaulay
Managing Director

David Macaulay

Managing Director

As Founder and Managing Director of Eden Search & Select, David has spent his career working with a diverse range of businesses in the food and farming sectors – supporting their strategy and helping them recruit and retain Directors and Senior Managers. During this time, he has developed a deep understanding of the industry and the skills and attributes required by businesses to deliver high performing board and executive teams. This experience and track record has made him a credible sounding board on succession planning for both his clients and industry peers. Results-driven, David’s personal values of industry insight and integrity have delivered numerous successful projects and established Eden Search & Select as The Executive Search partner of choice for leading companies in the fresh food, food and drink, food manufacturing and agritech sectors globally. David’s industry experience is deep rooted, having grown up on the family farm in Essex, which he remains actively involved in.

Case studies

PDM Produce

Managing Director

Established in 1991, PDM is a private family-owned company based in Shropshire. They are recognised as an innovative and dynamic organisation and one that has achieved rapid growth and an enviable market position in their sector.

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Barfoots of Botley

Operations Director

Over 40 years ago, Barfoots started life as a small family farm with a handful of people and a modest range of crops. Today, they are a global farming and food business working thousands of acres and employing thousands of people around the world to grow, process, pack and market a range of fresh produce.

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Produce Investments Ltd.

Specialist Interim Solutions for a Specialist Market

Eden and Produce Investments have worked in partnership since 2012 across the range of businesses within the group. As the partnership between the two businesses developed, it became clear Eden could support Produce Investments’ specialist interim requirements.

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