David Murray has been appointed in the role and, from 1 October, will report to chief executive officer Salman Amin.
His duties will include leading the UK & Ireland executive team, with direct oversight for manufacturing operations, research and development, sales and marketing, and responsibility for the region’s financials. He will also serve as a member of the CEO’s Pladis leadership team.
He will be based in the Pladis Hayes office in the UK.
Murray has over 25 years of leadership experience in branded consumer products, spanning a broad range of general management and functional roles.
He spent much of his career at PepsiCo, working across a variety of market geographies and business disciplines. Most recently, he served as senior vice president and general manager for PepsiCo’s Global Concentrate division. He previously held a variety of positions for PepsiCo Europe, including nutrition category general manager, Western Europe and business unit general manager for Tropicana & Quaker in the UK.
“David‘s proven track record, delivering high-impact operational excellence and growth across various geographies and categories will be an invaluable asset as we continue our strategic transformation at Pladis,” said Amin.
“His strong drive for results, passion for building high-performing teams and personal energy shine through his powerful and unique leadership style. I look forward to welcoming David to the Pladis family.”