Poultry giant Moy Park announces senior appointments

By James Ridler contact

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(L-R) Nick Hodgson, new Moy Park Grantham general manager and Jenni Gowdy, director of business, Tesco
(L-R) Nick Hodgson, new Moy Park Grantham general manager and Jenni Gowdy, director of business, Tesco

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Chicken processor Moy Park has announced two senior appointments to bolster its management team.

Jenni Gowdy has been appointed director of business, Tesco, having held the role of acting director of business since 2019.

Gowdy has more than two decades of experience in the poultry industry – having held previous senior roles including senior commercial manager and sales and marketing controller. She is responsible for further developing Moy’s relationship with one its longest standing partners.

Moy Park has also named Nick Hodgson as general manager of its Grantham processing plant.

Former head of the technical team at the site, Hodgson boasts 20-years of experience in technical and operational leadership roles for other food businesses – including KP Snacks, Molson Coors Brewing and Northern Foods.

President’s comments

Commenting on the appointments, Moy Park president Chris Kirke said: “With her commercial skills and years of experience, I know Jenni will continue to drive our commercial strategy and strengthen our relationship with this key customer.

“Likewise, Nick’s progression to general manager builds on his years of experience in technical and operational leadership roles where he has helped increase operational excellence.

“Moy Park is at its heart a people-focused business and we’re proud of the continued success and development of our team members.”

The past month has seen a number of food and drink manufacturers announce appointments to their senior teams.

Food and drink appointments

Border Biscuits appointed a new operations director and technical manager as part of a major talent acquisition drive.

The start of the month saw Former Premier Foods chief executive Gavin Darby appointed chairman of fresh fruit and fruit-based desserts supplier Orchard House Foods.

And last week, Eurofins food and Water Testing UK appointed former 2 Sisters business unit director Mark Carnaghan to the role of managing director.​ Carnaghan, who will also serve as regional business line manager, will lead the business’s food and water testing operations and will be responsible for implementing business strategy to further grow Eurofins.

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