Leendert den Hollander has announced his resignation from his role of CEO of Young’s Seafood Limited. Leendert has accepted a senior leadership role with another firm outside the seafood industry.
James Hill, presently CEO of the parent Findus Group, will take on the role of CEO of Young’s Seafood Limited alongside his Group role. The principle responsibilities of the executive team will remain unchanged. Young’s chilled businesses will continue to be led by Pete Ward (Deputy CEO) and Young’s frozen business will continue to be led by Wayne Hudson (MD Frozen).
The strategy of the business remains unaltered and the company will continue to focus its efforts on encouraging people to eat fish at least 2x per week as part of a healthy diet whilst driving growth by leveraging the Company’s UK portfolio across chilled, frozen, private label and brand.
Comments from James Hill: “Leendert joined Young’s in 2010 and has been instrumental in the development of the business since he became CEO of the Company in February 2011. I would like to thank Leendert for all of his contributions to the broader Findus Group and acknowledge that he is leaving the UK business with a legacy of stability and strong and positive results. I wish him well in his future career.”
Comments from Leendert den Hollander: “In February 2011, the Company brought together Young’s and The Seafood Company to create Young’s Seafood Limited. Three years on, I am incredibly proud of the progress that we have achieved together. The people, the passion for fish and a relentless focus on continuous improvement make Young’s a very special place. I would like to personally thank all of the people at Young’s and thank our customers and suppliers for their trust and support. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Young’s and I know that the Company will continue to build on its strong foundations to deliver future growth in close partnership with its customers.”