McCain names Potato Council chief executive Helen Priestley as marketing director

LONDON - McCain Foods GB has appointed Helen Priestley, the chief executive of the Potato Council, as its new marketing director.

She replaces Simon Eyles, who left the frozen-food company to become head of private-label marketing at Asda.

Priestley has worked for the British potato industry body for 10 years and previously held a marketing position at the organisation.

Last week, McCain aired its ad-funded TV programme, The McCain Track and Field Show. The Channel 4 show is part of the brand's £10m investment in athletics.

McCain has embarked on an aggressive NPD programme over the past year and extended its brand into frozen vegetables and luxury chips.

 

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