After spending 20 years marketing and trading grains, oilseeds & pulses for a number of multinational and UK businesses including Scottish & Newcastle, Soufflet Agriculture and culminating in the role of Wheat Director for Openfield, I joined the UKs largest milling business, Rank Hovis, in 2005 as Head of Wheat Procurement (now Head of Commodities) . Hovis, which includes both Milling and Baking business units, is now owned by Gores and Premier Foods (51/49%).
Due to the nature and volatility of wheat values we are increasingly spending more time with Customers where we provide market insight and risk management strategies.
Over the last 10 years I have held the following industry roles :-
–Â Â Â Â Â Â President of the European Flour Millers Trade Policy Committee
–Â Â Â Â Â Â President of EU Primary Food Processors
–Â Â Â Â Â Â Chairman of EFM Wheat Committee
–Â Â Â Â Â Â Member of National Assoc of British and Irish Executive Committee
–Â Â Â Â Â Â UK Cereal and Oilseed Board Member
–Â Â Â Â Â Â Adviser to Chatham House on specific cereal volatility project