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Premier Foods appoints Gavin Darby as CEO

Staff writer | St. Albans, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom | January 28, 2013
Gavin DarbyJanuary 28, 2013, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom - Premier Foods, a food manufacturer, announces that it has appointed Gavin Darby as chief executive officer, effective February 4, 2013.
Mr. Darby has a strong consumer goods pedigree and extensive senior executive experience. He spent fifteen years at the Coca-Cola Company in senior leadership roles before moving to Vodafone in 2001, where he was latterly CEO for its non-European joint ventures. His most recent role was as Chief Executive Officer of Cable & Wireless Worldwide plc. He is succeeding CEO Michael Clarke.

Mr. Clarke was appointed Chief Executive Officer in August 2011. Prior to joining the Group, he served as President of Kraft Foods Europe. Previously Mr. Clarke was President of The Coca-Cola Company, Northwest Europe (including the UK) & Nordics and was with the company for 12 years in a number of senior roles.

Previous to this, he was Vice President for Reebok South Asia/Pacific and began his early career as a Chartered Accountant in South Africa with Deloitte. He graduated with a degree in Commerce from the University of Cape Town. He is also a non-executive director of Wolseley plc. He would remain available to the company until mid 2013 to ensure an orderly handover to his successor.

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