40 years’ experience in advertising and media with major advertising agencies (JWT, Leo Burnett and Young & Rubicam) and broadcasters including 30 years’ experience in the International media and marketing world. Former worldwide Media Director and UK Group Chairman of Young & Rubicam (prior to WPP acquisition) and Managing Director of Sales and Publishing for BSB, the UK’s first digital satellite broadcaster. Launched Chris Dickens Communications Ltd, a media and marketing communications and business management consultancy which has now enjoyed over 17 successful and profitable years providing strategic management and business development advice to new and established companies both in UK and internationally. Experienced adviser on setting up and developing new business ventures. Served as Non-Executive Director/Chairman on a number of media and marketing companies. Fellow of Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (UK), member of Royal Television Society (UK) and BAFTA (UK).
A professional and Blue-chip Sales Manager with a demonstrable track record of success with over 30 years experience in Chill, Frozen, Health & Beauty, Ambient and B2B food and non-food sales. Experienced in brand building, retailer own label, NPD, EPD across all major multiple accounts and routes to market in the UK & Ireland. International experience in opening new markets in Canada & South Africa. Held senior sales management roles from commercial director to country manager in large multinational companies such as Kimberly Clark, Johnson & Johnson, Dairy Crest, Arla Foods, Premier Foods and Findus.
Simon is an accomplished, blue chip trained commercial manager with experience to board room level. He has successfully managed a range of UK multiple retail accounts and national foodservice groups for companies including Premier Brands, Gallo, Pride Valley, Cheviot Foods, Findus and NAQUA of Saudi Arabia. He has experience in international account management across a number of European markets as well as experience of building business across a wide range of categories including frozen, bakery and chilled. He has experience in contract negotiation for both brand and own label. He’s managed NPD project team management and brand development.
A Food Technologist with 30 years of experience in the food manufacturing industry Voon has worked in senior Technical Roles at companies such as RHM and Premier Foods. Voon has extensive expertise in new product development, process & packaging development, food safety, quality assurance, and factory auditing to BRC Standards. Voon is experienced in a wide range of food products covering ambient, chilled and frozen categories under both branded and customer labels.