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One of our best examples of progression through the business is that of Clare Rees. Clare joined Greencore in 1996 as a graduate trainee. In 2015 Clare was appointed Managing Director of Greencore's Prepared Meals Division. Read Clare's thoughts on what it's like to grow with Greencore over the past 19 years.
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What key changes have you seen in your 19 years at Greencore?
Greencore has changed significantly since I joined the business as a Hazlewood Graduate Trainee. At that time, Hazlewood Foods had a diverse range of businesses, many of which have since been divested, to enable us to focus on Convenience Foods. Greencore’s strategy has since shifted to deepen its Food to Go leadership. Greencore now feels more cohesive, professional and structured than the business I joined in 1996.
What excites you about your new role as Divisional MD for Prepared Meals?
I’ve loved my time in Food to Go, but I welcome the opportunity to join a new Division. Prepared Meals is performing well, and it has a really exciting strategy with a great opportunity to grow the business even further. It will be nice to sample some hot food too! My role on the Group Executive Board (GEB), now also gives me the opportunity to help to shape the Group’s strategic agenda.
What does it take to be a successful leader at Greencore?
As leaders, we have to be able to engage and inspire our teams. It’s also about having a really clear and consistent strategy, but being able to flex and adapt that too. It’s about creating high performing teams, and not being afraid to challenge while being supportive. We need to collaborate both inside and outside the business. A good leader isn’t afraid to make informed decisions that are in line with the principles of The Greencore Way, but also welcomes challenge and debate around those too.
What is it about Greencore that makes you particularly proud?
I’ve stayed with the business for so many years because of the people I work with. Everyone works hard and they’re all passionate about the business – they support each other and also know when to have fun. Greencore also promote from within the business – my career is testament to that – and they give opportunities to those they believe have the potential to succeed. I’m proud of how successful the business has become, thanks to our people, our strategy and our customer relationships.
*Since this interview in 2015 Clare has been appointed MD of Greencore’s Convenience Foods division in the UK, with responsibility for 7 manufacturing facilities.