Kerry Foods stalwart Duncan Everett has been appointed the role of CEO of Noble Foods Group, the UK's largest egg producer.
Duncan Everett joined Irish food firm Kerry Foods as part of its graduate programme in 1995 after studying economics.
He quickly rose through the ranks in the business to hold a number of senior finance roles, including CFO.
He took on leadership positions as MD of the meat technology business and in 2017 he became CEO.
Sarah Dean, owner of Noble Foods said: “Duncan brings his strong commercial acumen to Noble Foods along with invaluable experience driving business performance in both fruitful and difficult times.
"He is committed to fostering a proud culture while also encouraging teams to take risks and challenging them to look for new ways to connect and build relationships with our partners, from farmers to retailers, consumers and our business customers.”
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Everett said: "I will always be thankful for the opportunities and confidence that the team had in me.
"I’m excited about the potential that Noble Foods holds and the role I can play in creating a sustainable future for the business and the brands under its wings.
“It almost doesn’t bear saying - these are extraordinary times that has stress-tested the resilience of every person in the food industry," he added.
"The stories that I’ve heard from the team at Noble Foods fills me with the confidence and excitement that we can drive the business forward despite the turbulent times the UK is currently facing.”
Duncan Everett will join the business on 2 September 2020.