Macphie Announces Board Restructure - Macphie

Following on from its recent positive trading results statement, Macphie, the UK’s largest independent added-value food ingredients manufacturer, has announced a restructure of its Executive Board.  From April 1st after 18 years as Chief Executive Officer, Alastair Macphie will become Executive Chairman and Andrew Underwood, currently Sales and Marketing Director will move to a new role as Managing Director.  Alastair will remain fully involved in the business, but will focus on longer term initiatives such as future manufacturing plant requirements, building closer links with Strategic Partners, employee engagement and corporate social responsibility, all of which are vital for the continued success of this family business.  Alastair will continue to oversee the Glenbervie Estate and Farm, where a new wind farm will be established during 2014.  Outside of Macphie he will retain his role as a Board member of Scotland Food and Drink.  Andrew who joined the Macphie Board two years ago from Authentic Foods, working previously with Brakes and Coca Cola, will be tasked with the continued development of Macphie as a leading supplier to the Foodservice, Bakery and Food Manufacturing markets both in the UK and Internationally.

Speaking today Alastair said “The restructure will give a greater focus to both our forward investment plans, as well as the operational challenges we face in today’s competitive global food market.  From his previous roles in the food industry in both manufacturing and retail, Andrew has exactly the right mix of skills, experience and drive to ensure the continued development of Macphie and achieve the challenging growth targets set out in our corporate plan.”  Andrew added “I am delighted to take on this exciting new role and build on the strong reputation Macphie has in the market for Quality, Innovation and Service.  Our key challenge will be to balance the continuing uncertainty of raw material availability and costs with driving greater efficiencies in our plant and process capability, whilst maintaining a continued commitment to being at the forefront of new ingredient technologies and product development”

Also joining the Main Board as Non-Executive Directors are Di Walker, Executive Chairman of Karro Food Group and Peter Farquhar former Chief Executive Officer of Dorset Cereals.

Photograph shows:  L to R Andrew Underwood new Managing Director and Alastair Macphie new Executive Chairman