Noble Foods appoints new chairman

Noble Foods Group, the UK’s largest egg business, has appointed John Gildersleeve as its new chairman, with the task of overseeing the company’s “ambitious growth strategy for diversification and acquisition” ensuring its long-term prosperity.

Mr Gildersleeve’s move to Noble continues a business career which has already included 20 years on the Board of Tesco, the chairmanship of British Land (his current post), deputy chair of TalkTalk Telecom, non-executive director roles with Vodafone Group, Lloyds TSB and Dixons Carphone, and chairman roles with New Look and Carphone Warehouse.

His appointment to Noble also follows a number of senior management changes across the company, which has restructured its Board of Directors to support its long term ambitions in the UK and overseas. Alongside Mr Gildersleeve’s appointment, for example, Noble has also named Tim Morris as its new company secretary, adding a “wealth of experience in corporate finance” to the team.

“I’ve been watching Noble Foods Group’s growth from a distance and have always been impressed that a company of its size and stature has retained its entrepreneurial and innovative edge,” said Mr Gildersleeve.

“As the first fully integrated egg business, Noble has demonstrated extraordinary skills. These range from its core strength in the commodity egg market through to creating the UK’s first national egg brand, happy egg, and latterly its successful integration of the iconic dessert brand Gü into its portfolio. I’m delighted to be joining the team”.

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