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Müller confirms UK fresh milk and ingredients business leadership

3 December 2015  •  Author(s): Victoria White

Müller has confirmed details of the team who will lead its UK fresh milk and ingredients business following the £80 million acquisition of Dairy Crest’s dairy operations.


Andrew McInnes

Müller is preparing to conclude the acquisition later this month.

The company will then bring Müller Wiseman Dairies and Dairy Crest’s dairies operations together to create a new organisation with the company aiming to be the biggest and best fresh milk and ingredients business in the UK.

Müller has confirmed its new leadership team in advance so, it says, work can progress as quickly as possible after the deal concludes to realise this vision.

Andrew McInnes, currently Acting Managing Director of Müller Wiseman Dairies, has been appointed Managing Director and leads a team of executives drawn from the Müller Wiseman Dairies and Dairy Crest dairy businesses.

It includes a new executive appointment with specific responsibility for the organisation’s links with dairy farmers and strong finance representation reflecting the complexity of the business and Müller’s desire to drive transparency, accuracy and informed decision making.

New organisation’s name to be confirmed

Ronald Kers, Chief Executive of Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller, said: “At Müller we want the best people to drive and deliver our vision. I believe this new leadership team will do just that. It brings together the best blend of talent from across Müller Wiseman Dairies and Dairy Crest’s dairy operations.

“I am confident that this group will inspire and deliver results with a strong desire to create something new for the future which will benefit customers, colleagues, dairy farmers and of course, our shareholder.

“The addition of an agriculture director to our team at board level reflects our increased scale. The new organisation will process 25% of Britain’s milk production and we want to ensure that this aspect of our business is given the focus it deserves.

“I look forward to working closely with Andrew and his team and everyone across our new organisation to build the biggest and best fresh milk and ingredients business in the UK.”

The leadership team will communicate its plans, including the name of the new organisation, soon after the acquisition completes.

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