John West is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Stephenson as Managing Director.

Paul has more than 20 years’ experience in the consumer goods industry, working predominantly with MARS Petcare and Confectionery. Until 2018 he was Global Vice President, Innovation, for the chocolate portfolio of Mars Incorporated, where he was responsible for accelerating and strengthening brand innovation and anticipating future consumer needs to identify new avenues for business growth. More recently Paul has acted as a consultant to strategy firms, private equity and corporate clients.

As Managing Director, Paul is responsible for the strategic development and business growth of John West across the UK and Europe. He will oversee the John West crew in the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands, reporting into Paul Reenan, President of Thai Union Europe.

Paul Stephenson commented, “John West has an incredible heritage of making healthy, natural fish accessible to all since 1857. Its emphasis on bringing consumer innovation to the category, and proactive leadership on seafood sustainability as part of Thai Union Group, makes John West a fascinating business to take into the next decade.”

Paul Reenan, President of Thai Union Europe, added, “Paul brings a wealth of highly relevant experience in the consumer sector, and I’m looking forward to working with him to support John West’s continued business growth.”

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