Ornua was looking to continue to build on the success of its Pilgrim’s Choice and Kerrygold brands in the UK
Ornua Foods UK has announced Bill Hunter to the new role of managing director, as it looks to continue its growth in the UK.
Mr Hunter was previously chief financial officer at Ornua Foods UK.
Ornua was the largest supplier of pre-packed British and Irish hard cheese to a range of major retailers with sales of over £285 million.
Its brand Pilgrims Choice was the number two cheddar brand in the UK with retail sales of over £75 million while Kerrygold butter also made retail sales in excess of £25 million.
Ornua Foods Europe, Africa, Middle East & Asia chief executive John Jordan said, “Bill brings a wealth of dairy and food industry experience to the new role of Managing Director.
“Over the last three years he and his highly talented senior executive team have played a key role in developing a strong momentum within Ornua’s UK Foods business.
“By making this appointment I believe that the business is well positioned to continue to grow both its retail own-label and branded product offer.”