Steven Munday is the choice of the Board of English Apples and Pears Ltd to become the new CEO in succession to Adrian Barlow who, as already announced, will retire from the position in August. The announcement was made yesterday at 6pm.
Steven Munday was the MD of the Direct Services Division of Kent Commercial Services for the last eighteen months, a company that comprises six disparate businesses including landscaping. For the previous ten years he was the MD of the Education Supplies Division of Kent County Supplies. Prior to these positions he held a number of commercial, sales and marketing roles with companies operating mainly in the paper industry and with the sportswear company Nike.
He will join EAP on 20th June which will allow sufficient time for a hand-over to include a programme of introductions to growers, marketing personnel, customers and other organisations before Adrian retires. Adrian Barlow will remain as Chairman for the immediate future.
Steven said “English fruits, particularly apples and pears, have always been close to my heart due to their healthy attributes and their contribution to the beauty of the English countryside. I am very aware of many of the challenges currently faced by the sector as well as the impressive growth of sales in recent years and I am looking forward to working with all those in the industry to ensure development continues”.