Managing Director leaves Young’s

The Young's Seafood factory in Fraserburgh
The Young's Seafood factory in Fraserburgh

The Managing Director of Young’s Seafood Limited’s frozen business unit is set to leave the company tomorrow following a strategy review.

Wayne Hudson will leave his post of two years on July 31 as the company announces changes to its leadership and governance structures.

Pete Ward, Chief Executive of Young’s Seafood Limited, said: “I would like to thank Wayne Hudson for his contribution to the development of our frozen brand over the past two years.

“Wayne will leave a frozen business that has succeeded in accelerating its innovation pipeline, improving the consistency of our Brand and driving our market share in an increasingly competitive environment.”

Hudson leaves his post as Young’s begin to spread there ‘back office’ philosophy called One Young’s to incorporate its remaining frozen and chilled activities including Sales and Operations.

A company spokesperson said: “The changes are designed to ensure that Young’s is as prepared as possible to respond to the challenges of the market, both in the short and the long term.”

Mr Ward said: “The new One Young’s Board structure will help us to continue to improve our operations, drive functional excellence and efficiency, and provide the best fish and seafood to our customers and consumers.

“This is a continuation of our One Young’s strategy, bringing together the expertise within our chilled and frozen operations, and marks the next step in the evolution of our business.”

Under the restructure the re will be the appointment of key functional heads of all One Young’s activities, together with the Managing Directors of Young’s standalone business units, to the Company’s Board.

Members of the expanded Board will report directly to the Chief Executive, Pete Ward