Orchard House Foods appoints Steve Corby as CEO

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Orchard House Foods has appointed Steve Corby as chief executive officer, with Anthony Greenwood becoming commercial director.

They join former Premier Foods chief executive Gavin Darby, who joined the fruit supplier in March.

The appointment follows private equity fund Elaghmore acquiring Orchard House in January this year.

Corby starts his new position as CEO on September 1 after spending over five years at Kanes Food.

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He has also held senior positions of managing director and UK sales director at Cott Beverages and sales director at Northern Foods.

Orchard House said Corby brings “a proven track record of success throughout a career spanning almost 30 years in UK FMCG markets with extensive experience in the chilled foods and drinks markets”.

In October, Greenwood will join the company as commercial director, joining from Agrial Fresh Produce.

Prior to Agrial Fresh Produce, he worked at Müller UK and Ireland Group, Dairy Crest and New England Seafood.

Meanwhile, Alex Tompkins, managing director of Orchard House, has been promoted as chief operating officer, reporting to Corby.

His role will be to take ownership of the end-to-end supply chains across the business.

“Both Steve and Antony bring to Orchard House extensive experience in chilled produce and the retailer brand experience,” Darby said.

“Strengthening the management team is part of our investment to allow us to capitalise on exciting opportunities we see for the business. We will also be investing in our people, technology, and processes to ensure we offer our customers the best service.”

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