Cranswick COO joins the board

Cranswick’s chief operating officer, Christopher Aldersley has been appointed to the company’s board.

Chris (pictured), who has been with the company since 1998 and has served as COO since 2015, with responsibility for managing the operations at the Group’s four primary processing and 16 added value facilities, and its agricultural operations. He joins the board as an executive director.

He is joined as a new board member by Yetunde Hofmann, managing director of Synchrony Development Consulting, an international leadership and change consultancy that partners with leaders to facilitate strategy, change, diversity and inclusion. She is also the founder of Solaris Global Executive Leadership Development, a Trustee at the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) and a visiting fellow at the University of Reading’s Henley Business School of Marketing and Reputation.

She has been appointed as an independent non-executive director.  Both appointments take effect from August 1.

Cranswick chairman Tim Smith said:  “I am delighted that Yetunde and Chris will join our Board.

“Chris’s role at Cranswick has grown with the rapid development of the Group and he has been central to facing the challenges presented in recent times by Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic. Chris helps deliver our Second Nature sustainability strategy. I am pleased his contribution is recognised with his appointment to the Board.

“Yetunde’s experience will complement our existing Board. She has an established track record of mentoring and developing performance, talent and leadership strategies across a range of organisations, which will be invaluable to Cranswick.”

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