Noble Foods, the owner of The Happy Egg Co. and dessert brand Gü, has appointed Duncan Everett to the role of CEO, effective 2 September.
The appointment follows the announcement of Everett’s departure from Kerry Foods as Nick Robinson is named the new CEO of the consumer foods group.
With headquarters in Oxon, England, Noble Foods is a supplier of fresh food brands to major retailers with a particular focus on farm eggs. Its brands include Happy Egg Co., Big & Fresh, Purely Organic and Heritage Breed. In 2010, Gü Puds became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company.
Everett will succeed Dale Burnett, who has stepped down as CEO of the company after four years in the role. Prior to the role, Burnett held the positions of managing director of Gü and Noble Foods respectively, after joining the company in 2008.
Most recently, Everett served as CEO of Kerry Foods. He joined Kerry Foods’ graduate programme in 1995 and was since promoted to a number of senior finance roles, including CFO, before taking on leadership positions such as managing director of the meat technology business.
“Duncan brings his strong commercial acumen to Noble Foods along with invaluable experience driving business performance in both fruitful and difficult times,” said Sarah Dean, owner of Noble Foods.
She continued: “Duncan embodies the values that are extremely important to us as a family business. He is committed to fostering a proud culture while also encouraging teams to take risks and challenging them to look for new ways to connect and build relationships with our partners, from farmers to retailers, consumers and our business customers.”
Everett added: “Kerry Foods has been a fantastic and enjoyable experience and the team and I have delivered robust results. I will always be thankful for the opportunities and confidence that the team had in me. I’m excited about the potential that Noble Foods holds and the role I can play in creating a sustainable future for the business and the brands under its wings.”
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