pladis appoints PepsiCo alum as MD for UK & Ireland

By Gill Hyslop

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David Murray will take on the role of pladis' MD for UK&I from October 1, 2019. Pic: pladis
David Murray will take on the role of pladis' MD for UK&I from October 1, 2019. Pic: pladis

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pladis has appointed David Murray to lead the UK&I’s executive team and strategically grow its cornerstone brands like McVitie’s, Jacob’s, Carr’s and go ahead!

Murray spent much of his career at PepsiCo, working across a variety of geographies and business disciplines, most recently as SVP and GM for PepsiCo’s Global Concentrate division.

Previous roles include Nutrition Category GM for PepsiCo Europe and Western Europe and Business Unit GM for Tropicana & Quaker in the UK.

He describes himself on LinkedIn as ‘a senior executive with a high energy personal style, a distinguishing capability in transformational leadership and a real passion for building winning teams.’

Murray will step into his new role on October 1, reporting to CEO Salman Amin. His responsibilities will include leading the UK&I’s 4,600-strong team, with direct oversight of the company’s seven manufacturing sites, as well as R&D, sales and marketing, and being responsible for the region’s financials.

He will also serve as a member of the CEO’s pladis leadership team.

“David‘s proven track record delivering high impact operational excellence and growth across various geographies and categories will be an invaluable asset as we continue our strategic transformation at pladis,”​ said Amin.

“His strong drive for results, passion for building high performing teams and personal energy shine through his powerful and unique leadership style.”

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