Nestlé appoints Mark Davies

Nestlé has announced the appointment of Mark Davies as Managing Director for Nestlé Confectionery in the UK and Ireland, effective from 1 March 2023. Mark will be taking over the position from Richard Watson, who was recently announced as market CEO.

In his new role, Mark will be responsible for leading the confectionery business as it looks to consolidate recent growth, increasing market share all while driving value for consumers, customers and suppliers.

Mark, who first joined the company in 1991, has more than 30 years of FMCG experience, heading up large businesses and leading major acquisitions and the integration and transformation of joint ventures. In his career, he has worked in various European countries as well as the Middle East and the Greater China region.

In his most recent position as Vice President Nestec Ltd in Switzerland, he was responsible for the strategic direction of Nestlé’s global confectionery business. Mark was part of the team who designed, built and led the Nestlé Cocoa Plan, the company’s initiative to create shared value in the cocoa supply chain from farmers to consumers.

“To be taking the reins at Nestlé UK&I’s confectionery business, where I started as a graduate three decades ago, is something truly special,” commented Mark Davies. “Many of Nestlé’s biggest and best-loved confectionery brands were created right here in the UK, including KitKat, Aero, Quality Street and After Eight. My focus will be on prioritising our sustainability commitments while ensuring that we continue to innovate, keeping our brands fresh and relevant and providing great value for the millions of people who enjoy our products every day.”

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