McVitie’s owner hires new finance boss

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Roberts joins Pladis from Kerry Foods, where she was finance transformation director
Roberts joins Pladis from Kerry Foods, where she was finance transformation director
McVitie’s and Jacob’s owner Pladis has appointed Lindsey Roberts as vice president of finance for UK and Ireland.

Roberts joins the business from Kerry Foods, where she was most recently finance transformation director, having previously held senior roles in strategy development, commercial finance and central finance.

Based in the Hayes, London office, Roberts will be on the Pladis UK and Ireland executive board and will work closely with both operational and commercial leadership teams.

Her considerable coaching and mentoring experience will be integral to developing the finance function, which is central to Pladis’ global talent programme, the company said.

Transformation programmes

Roberts has also led considerable transformation programmes throughout her career, including system designs and implementations, as well as synergy projects, Pladis added.

Roberts, said: “This is an exciting time to be joining Pladis – in terms of scale, reach and ability to deliver change.

“We’re in a great position to capitalise on growth opportunities and I’m looking forward to coming on board as part of the agile and collaborative team.”

Pladis UK and Ireland managing director Nick Bunker said: “With her broad range of finance expertise and extensive knowledge of the industry, Lindsey will be instrumental in the next phase of growth at Pladis.

‘Analytical and proactive approach’

“Her analytical and proactive approach, together with her leadership style aligns with our business ethos and we’re delighted to have her on board.”

Roberts graduated from the University of Hull with an honours degree in mathematics and is also CIMA qualified.

Bunker joined the business last November from KP Snacks, where he led the re-structuring of the business and revitalisation of its brand portfolio​.

Meanwhile, the factory manager at Pladis’ McVitie’s Manchester site told Food Manufacture​ earlier this year​ that continuous investment, community work and a focus on staff health and wellbeing translated into a positive working culture.

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