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Dairy Crest appoints Richard Macdonald as acting chairman

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Staff writer | Aldershot, United Kingdom | March 10, 2014
Dairy CrestMarch 10, 2014, Aldershot, United Kingdom - Dairy Crest, a dairy company, announced that senior independent director Richard Macdonald will perform the role of acting chairman while Anthony Fry is on sick leave.
Mr. Fry was appointed as a Non-executive Director in July 2007 and as Chairman on 1 January 2010. Until March 2011 he was Senior Adviser of Evercore Partners in the firm's London office. He has previously held senior appointments at Lehman Brothers, Credit Suisse and the Rothschild Group in a career in merchant banking which has spanned more than 30 years.

In November 2010 Mr. Fry was appointed Chairman of Cala Group Limited and in March 2011 he was appointed Chairman of Espirito Santo Investment Bank UK. He is Chairman of the Premier League, as well as a Non-executive Director of Control Risks and has served on the boards of Mowlem, The British Standards Institution and Southern Water as well as The BBC Trust and numerous not-for-profit organisations.

Mr. Macdonald was appointed as a Non-executive Director in November 2010. He had a 30 year career with the National Farmers Union, serving as Director General for 13 years. He is a Non-executive Director of Moy Park Limited, Chairman of Safe and Local Supplier Approval and Chairman of DEFRA's Better Regulation Task Force.

Mr. Macdonald is also a governor of The Royal Agricultural College Cirencester and is a member of the board of the National Institute of Agricultural Botany.

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