Lesaffre UK & Ireland finds new managing director in Clare MacLennan

By Bethan Grylls

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Clare MacLennan appointed MD for Lesaffre UK & Ireland
Clare MacLennan appointed MD for Lesaffre UK & Ireland

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Global yeast manufacturer Lesaffre and fermentation expert has appointed Clare MacLennan as managing director for its UK & Ireland division, effective immediately.

New managing director, MacLennan, brings 13 years of experience in b2b food operations, having previously served at the helm of consumer operations at Royal Mint.

In her new role she will be responsible for overseeing the strategic development and operations of Lesaffre UK & Ireland and will lead the company's mission to support the British Isles' bakeries delivering innovative and sustainable solutions.

Excited to be returning to the food manufacturing industry, MacLennan said she was truly honoured to join the “renowned leader”​ in food and “thrilled to be back in the dynamic world of bakery innovation”.

“Lesaffre's rich legacy and commitment to excellence resonate deeply with my passion for advancing the boundaries of bakery,” ​she added. “I am excited to contribute to the company's success by harnessing the collective strengths of our business core expertise and leveraging the invaluable experience of our exceptional team. Together, we will cultivate growth, foster innovation, and continue to elevate the art of bakery in ways that captivate and inspire.”

Western Europe general manager for Lesaffre, Vincent Saingier said MacLennan’s expertise will be key in developing and expanding operations in the UK and Ireland.

Adding further comment, he said: “Lesaffre UK & Ireland operations have an exceptionally talented and committed workforce, and with Clare's energy and leadership, we are confident that we will continue to deliver the excellent levels of service that characterise Lesaffre.”

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