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Andrea Coy appointed managing director of Grace Foods UK

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

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In a senior management shift at Grace Kennedy United Kingdom (GKUK), Andrea Coy has been appointed Managing Director.

In a release on Monday, the company announced that in addition to her substantive post as chief executive officer (CEO) of Grace Kennedy Foods International, the new appointment is to take place with immediate effect.

The post was previously occupied by Phil Cross, who is no longer with the company. Hefirst took the position in August 2018 according to his LinkedIn profile.

The GK Company expressed gratitude to both the outgoing and incoming members for the work that has been done over the years and for those to come.

“We thank Phil for his contribution to Grace Foods UK, and wish him all the best in his future endeavours. Grace Foods UK has been performing creditably over the years. Coy has led many of our companies to increased profitability, and we strongly believe that she will further transform the business, on the basis for sustained growth,” the release stated.

“This is critical for the group as the performance of Grace Foods UK forms a significant part of our Global Consumer Group strategy,” said Group CEO, Don Wehby, while addressing senior executives at the Company's London Office, while there for board meetings.

Coy joined the company back in 2005, where she has held several senior executive positions in the Foods Division. She is expected to use her wealth of knowledge and experience in pushing the company further.

“Coy, who also serves on Grace Kennedy's executive committee, will bring the necessary focus to this critical UK portfolio as part of her overall responsibilities. In January last year, she was appointed CEO of GK Foods International with responsibility for Grace Kennedy's manufacturing and distribution operations in the USA, Canada and the UK, as well as its continued expansion into Europe. She also has responsibility for Grace Kennedy's distribution operations in Latin America and the Caribbean,” the release said.


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