Fresca Group strengthens senior team with two appointments


Fresh produce supplier Fresca Group has strengthened its senior teams with two new appointments.

Former chief executive of The Dune Group, James Cox, has been appointed as the company’s chief financial officer.

Cox started his career at Coopers & Lybrand in the UK and New York before becoming the chief financial officer at fashion brands Dune, Thomas Pink and Jigsaw.

He held the position of chief executive of The Dune Group for three years.

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Cox succeeds Brett Sumner who, after five years with the company, has decided to pursue other opportunities.

Fresca Group also announced the appointment of former managing director of fresh produce company AG Thames, Gary Linsell, who joins the company as its new managing director of The Fresh Produce Centre.

Linsell started his management career at Marks and Spencer, where he spent 15 years at the company before becoming the managing director at Empire World Trade.

He succeeds John Counsell, who is leaving the company to take up new opportunities.

“It’s an exciting time for Fresca Group, Covid-19 and Brexit certainly created an unprecedented year, however, we have an ambitious strategy and investment plans to develop our business further,” Fresca Group chief executive Martyn Fletcher said.

“Both James and Gary have extensive experience, skills and knowledge that will most certainly contribute to the momentum we’ve established. I’m really looking forward to working with them – they’ll undoubtedly strengthen our team and they’re both a great fit for the group.”

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