Kellogg appoints new md for UK and Ireland

Meet Dave Lawlor: Kellogg's new md for the UK and Ireland

Cereal and snacks manufacturer Kellogg has appointed Dave Lawlor as the new md of its UK and Irish business.

Lawlor joins the company’s UK and Irish operation from Kellogg’s Russia where he served as general manager for almost eight years. In Russia led the integration of United Bakers Group, a local biscuit and cracker manufacturer acquired by Kellogg eight years ago.

Joining Kellogg in 1991, Lawlor first worked as a sales manager in the manufacturer’s Dublin office.

Domestic food company Ulker

He subsequently Dave held a number of senior roles worldwide. For a time, Lawlor ran the company’s Middle Eastern business, setting up its Dubai office. He also helped to launch its joint venture in Turkey with domestic food company Ulker.

Commenting on his appointment, Lawlor said: “Kellogg’s has been a part of life in the UK and Ireland for generations and around eight out of 10 homes have one of our products in their kitchen cupboard.

“So, I’m excited about the opportunity to work with my new team to grow our business.  With almost half of breakfasts in the UK and Ireland being a cereal one, we see lots of potential for the future.”

‘Lots of potential’

A graduate of the University College Dublin, he holds a degree in politics and history.  His appointment followed the departure of Jonathan Myers, who decided to leave Kellogg after a four-year tenure to pursue interests outside the firm.

Kellogg’s operation in the UK and Ireland is the company’s largest business unit outside of the US. The division employs nearly 2,000 people across four sites, including a head office in Manchester and Dublin and factories in Manchester and Wrexham, North Wales. 

Top selling brands include: Pringles, Corn Flakes, Special K, Coco Pops and Rice Krispies.

 

Dave Lawlor’s CV
  • September 2016: appointed md of Kellogg’s UK and Irish business
  • 2016 – 2008: general manager Kellogg’s operation in Russia
  • Previously: senior roles worldwide, including: running the company’s Middle Eastern business and launching Kellogg’s joint venture in Turkey with Ulker
  • 1991: joined Kellogg’s Dublin office as a sales manager
  • Graduated: University College Dublin with a degree in politics and history
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