Hovis CEO, Nish Kankiwala, will pass on the leadership of the British bakery at the end of September. Current non-executive director, Robert Higginson, will step in as the company’s interim CEO.
Kankiwala departs Hovis after eight years. “Throughout my tenure, I have been humbled by the support, kindness, resilience and creativity of my team and colleagues, and I would like to them all for their contribution over the last eight years,” Grocery Gazette quotes Kankiwala. “Together, we have galvanized Hovis, leveraging its great heritage and fantastic quality to create one of the fastest growing, large-scale, bread brands over the last few years. Hovis is now poised for its next stage of growth and it is time for me to step down and pursue a broader set of plural commercial activities,” he adds.
In his previous roles, Higginson was the managing director of Warburton’s and executive chair of Frank Roberts & Sons.
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