Company Announcements

Director role change

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Hilton Food Group PLC
23 November 2020


Hilton Food Group plc


Director role change



Pursuant to LR 9.6.11(3)R Hilton Food Group plc (the "Company") announces that Robert Watson will make the planned move from Executive Chairman to Non-Executive Chairman on 1 January 2021. This change follows the completion of the Australian joint venture transition period in which Robert played a key role and is as envisaged in the announcement on 23 May 2018 on his appointment as Chairman.



Commenting on the change, Executive Chairman Robert Watson OBE, said:

"I am delighted to move into a non-executive capacity at Hilton, as planned, following the successful completion of the Australian joint venture transition."





Hilton Food Group

Tel: +44 (0) 1480 387214

Robert Watson OBE, Chairman

John Worby, Senior Independent Director


Citigate Dewe Rogerson

Tel: +44 (0) 207 638 9571

Angharad Couch

Ellen Wilton



Notes for Editors


Role information


Robert will receive fees of £265,000 per annum with a time commitment of at least 2 days per week. Benefits and pension contributions will cease. Participation in bonus and incentive schemes will also cease and vesting of existing awards will be adjusted pro rata.


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