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Premier Foods’ Hovis boss quits after a year

By Mike Stones , 30-Nov-2012
Last updated on 30-Nov-2012 at 12:02 GMT

The md of Premier Foods’ bakery division, Iwan Williams, has resigned 'to persue other interests'
The md of Premier Foods’ bakery division, Iwan Williams, has resigned 'to persue other interests'

The md of Premier Foods’ bakery division, Iwan Williams, has resigned from his position, the week after the firm revealed plans to close two bakeries in Birmingham and London with the loss of 900 jobs.

Williams was appointed last November by Premier Foods’ chief executive Michael Clarke. He was responsible for directing the restructuring the bakery division – including its Hovis brand.

A Premier Foods spokeswoman said: "Iwan Williams advised the business a while ago that he would like to move on next year to pursue other opportunities."

Geoff Eaton

Yesterday (November 29) Sky News reported Williams’ decision may have been influenced by the appointment last month of Geoff Eaton as chief operating officer.

Speaking at the time, Clarke said: “Geoff’s energy and experience will be critical in helping us unlock value in bread and build further momentum in our grocery division. I very much look forward to working with him.”

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