|INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE||QUALIFICATIONS & AWARDS||COMPANY EXPERIENCE||EXTERNAL SERVICES PROVIDED AT|
|Euope (most countries – east and west), Russia||Fellow of marketing society||Northern Foods, Heinz, Danone, United Biscuits, Berry Gardens||Polair, Berry Gardens, Mead Packaging, Tetrapak|
|SPECIALIST SKILLS||Creating/re-engineering demand driven retail supply chains; Helping mature family run businesses sustain their success; Matching people to roles thereby delivering exceptional results.|
Robin is a professional and experienced board-level Business Leader with a strong track record over 35 years of success gained in driving business change and organizational improvement within the international food industry. Experience of stepping into businesses and hitting the ground running in a UK Plc. at board level and in both European and American business cultures at UK board level. As comfortable with UK, European and Eastern European businesses Robin has been P&L responsible for businesses as large as $600m sales (and c$100m profit).
He has significant experience of M&A (3 specific business sales and 6 company purchases plus numerous additional DD activities) of turning round businesses (e.g. Heinz F&C profits and sales grown double digit in each of 2 years, Holland’s pies from loss to £2m+ profit) and working in an international business environment (Danone, Heinz Europe and specific experience in Germany and Russia).
Currently Robin is working with Polair JSC in Moscow as a NED and helping develop and deliver their strategic plans. Additionally he is opening a UK subsidiary for the group focussed on NPD and Key Account Management and is joining the board of their most recent acquisition in Lithuania
- Business Development
- Operations and Production
- Sales & Marketing
- Industrial, Chemical & Engineering
- Retail & Consumer Goods