Dairy Crest appoints Tom Atherton as Deputy Chief Executive


Dairy Crest is pleased to announce that Tom Atherton has been appointed Deputy Chief Executive with immediate effect. He retains his responsibilities as Group Finance Director.

Since his appointment to the Board in 2013, Tom has taken on additional responsibilities including the chairmanship of Frylight, the strategic leadership of our Butters, Spreads and Oils business, and more recently the chairmanship of our ingredients business. His appointment as Deputy Chief Executive recognises the additional responsibilities which Tom has assumed as well as his important contribution to the business. The Group Finance department has been expanded to accommodate Tom’s new role.

Mark Allen, Chief Executive, said:

“I am delighted that Tom has been appointed Deputy Chief Executive. He is an integral part of the Dairy Crest management team and this appointment will allow him to focus his attention on broader aspects of the Company’s development. This new role recognises his many achievements but is also a reflection of the increased responsibilities he is taking on."

“I look forward to continuing our successful partnership and working together in the years to come.”

For further information:

Dairy Crest
Mark Allen, Chief Executive (01372 472313)
Kate Goode, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications Director (01372 472236)

Brunswick Group
Tim Danaher / Alison Kay (020 7404 5959)

Dairy Crest Group plc has made this announcement pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.11 R(3)