McCambridge saves costs in management shake-up
Published:  24 April, 2009

A shake-up in personnel at McCambridge, the Irish bread company that acquired Inter Link Foods in 2007, has seen CEO Gavin Cox leave the company with Andrew Coppel combining the role with his position as executive chairman.

The move follows a restructure at the company to "deliver greater accountability", which has seen the creation of four divisions, each headed up by its own MD. The new management structure has enabled the company to make cost savings by combining the CEO and executive chairman roles, HR director Nick St John-Moore told British Baker.

Cox joined McCambridge in November 2007 as chief financial officer before becoming CEO. Andrew Coppel was named exe-cutive chairman in October 2008, after previously holding the position of non-executive chairman at the London Irish Rugby Club and Irish Tourism.

"Previously, the company had 17 different business units reporting in to the CEO. There wasn't the accountability for these sites, so we have reorganised with four divisions, each with their own MD," said St John-Moore. "With this in place there wasn't the need for two people at the same level. Andrew will be able to combine both roles."

McCambridge's four new divisions (and MDs) are: own-label (George Walsh); Soreen (Paul Tripp); Ireland (Michael McCam-bridge); and niche (Martin Davey). The niche arm covers the firm's bakery in Poland, Creative Cakes in Salisbury and five smaller bakeries in the south.




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