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Press release   •   Jan 25, 2017 13:07 GMT

Müller Milk & Ingredients Agriculture Director Lyndsay Chapman is to step down from her position with effect from 27 January 2017.

She leaves the business by mutual agreement having significantly contributed during the integration of the Müller Wiseman Dairies and Dairy Crest Dairies business to create Müller Milk & Ingredients.

Andrew McInnes, Managing Director of Müller Milk & Ingredients said:

“Lyndsay has led the Agriculture team during a period which has seen major progress in integrating two complex businesses including bringing two farming groups together, and unprecedented marketplace volatility.

“She places a very high priority on adding real value in the work that she does and sees that the nature and required locations of the role make this difficult to fully achieve. I would like to thank Lyndsay for her significant contribution and I wish her well for the future.”

Rob Hutchison, currently Integration Programme Manager at Müller Milk & Ingredients, has been appointed Agriculture Director on an interim basis with immediate effect.

Rob has wide experience and knowledge of the whole supply chain having worked successfully in a number of key roles within the Müller business and on a range of major integration projects throughout his career.

Müller UK & Ireland

Müller UK & Ireland is wholly owned by the Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller. It employs around 12,000 people in a business which comprises two distinct business units: Müller Milk & Ingredients and Müller Yogurt & Desserts.

Based in Market Drayton, Müller Yogurt & Desserts is the UK’s leading yogurt manufacturer, responsible for major brands such as Müller Corner, Müllerlight and Müller Rice. It also produces, at production facilities in Minsterley near Shrewsbury, chilled desserts under licence from Mondelez International. Müller Yogurt & Desserts also supplies the UK private label yogurt market from a state of the art yogurt facility in Telford, Shropshire.

Müller Milk & Ingredients aims to be the biggest and best fresh milk and ingredients business with a network of dairies and depots servicing customers throughout the country, producing skimmed, semi-skimmed, whole, flavoured milk and brands including FRijj. It also has the capacity to produce salted, unsalted and lactic butter each year for both the domestic and international markets, and operates the milk&more doorstep delivery service.

The acquisition of Dairy Crest’s dairy operations in December 2015 marked a milestone in Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller’s global growth strategy and in particular its aspiration to place much more emphasis on end to end supply chain innovation, adding value to the UK dairy category.