1978: Joined Unilever and worked across businesses and geographies including Elida Gibbs, UniChem and National Starch & Chemical with stints in the US and Africa

1997: IS director at United Biscuits, owner of McVitie's, Jacob's, Penguin and Skips

2002-present: Joined Premier Foods as director of IS and change management. Following the £1.2bn acquisition of RHM, agreed in late 2006, became group IS and change director