Alan Forrester is to retire from his role as managing director of Greenyard Fresh UK, four years after taking on the role. Parent company Greenyard Group said that it would look to recruit a replacement, but that Group joint CEO Marc Zwaaneveld will take a more direct and role in the UK office.
Alan said, “The business is only as good as the team you have that is supporting you. I am so proud of the people who have helped us to bring the business to be recognised as a leader in our field. I will miss seeing and working with them all. The support and direction that Marc will bring to the business will be invaluable. Marc sees the customer interaction as crucial to our success and will be investing accordingly. I wish everyone at Greenyard Fresh UK all the success they deserve in a tough and exiting market place.”
The company also announced that commercial director Doreen Spikings will also leave the business in October, with sales and insight director Melanie Womack taking on the responsibilities of the role until a successor can be found.
In April the company announced that a consultation with staff regarding 100 potential redundancies at its Spalding site was ongoing with consolidation of the business at its Kent site widely expected.
Photo caption: Forrester has been credited as a key figure in growing Greenyard’s top fruit joint venture Bardsley England
Photo Credit: Bardsley England