Quorn Foods, the world leader in meat-alternatives, has announced the appointment of Marco Bertacca as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. Bertacca will assume the role on the 6th of January 2020 from the current Chief Executive Kevin Brennan, leading the organisation’s rapid growth in the UK, and continued international momentum for the meat-free food brand. Bertacca will also oversee increased investment in research and development programmes, to ensure long-term success in the alternative protein sector.
From January, Bertacca will be based in Stokesley, North Yorkshire at Quorn Foods’ headquarters after relocating from the Philippines where he served as Managing Director for Alaska Milk Corporation, a Friesland Campina company. His most recent role is the latest in an extensive career leading international brands in the food industry. Bertacca brings an outstanding track record of success and valuable experience from senior leadership roles at Unilever, BakeMark, CSM Bakery Solutions and Friesland Campina.
Bertacca’s appointment marks the end of Kevin Brennan’s successful decade-long tenure as Chief Executive. Brennan has driven a period of sustained growth for Quorn Foods, with the company reporting double-digit global sales growth in recent years, as Quorn led the way in developing one of today’s major food trends. Under Brennan’s leadership, the brand has step-changed investment in marketing and in research and development, to take Quorn from being a niche vegetarian brand to a Top 30 food brand in the UK.