Management (to be updated)

Pieter Totté

Pieter Totté

Executive Chairman

Pieter has extensive knowledge of the food sector having acted as a corporate finance adviser on many transactions over the past 20 years. Pieter founded Real Good Food in 2003 and acted as Non-Executive Chairman until November 2009, when he assumed the role of Executive Chairman. Since then, Pieter has led the growth plan for Real Good Food and has developed strong management teams across all the businesses, allowing him to devote more time to the strategic development of the Group.  
 

Executive Team

Executive Team
Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown

Group Brand and Marketing Director

Andrew joined Napier Brown Foods as Managing Director in August 2008. He has over 30 years’ experience within the food industry; he was Marketing Director at British Bakeries and Manor Bakeries and then Managing Director at both Manor Bakeries and RHM Cereals. Andrew moved to his current role in June 2012 to drive the Group’s "market-led" agenda.

Heather Billington

Heather Billington

Group HR Director

A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, Heather joined the Renshaw business in 1981 and was appointed Human Resources Manager in 1990. She continued to hold this role for the wider business throughout the subsequent changes in ownership and business structure. In 2007, Heather was appointed Group HR Manager for Real Good Food plc before being appointed Group HR Director in January 2009.

David Newman

David Newman

Finance Director and Company Secretary

David joined Napier Brown & Co Ltd in 1995 following spells in the finance functions at John Mowlem plc and Pirelli Group plc. David began as financial accountant until being promoted in 2005 to Group Financial Controller when Napier Brown Foods Group was acquired by Real Good Food plc. David was appointed Company Secretary in 2010 to assist the Board in corporate governance and investor relations and was appointed Finance Director in September 2015.

David Wright

David Wright

Group Operations Director

David joined Real Good Food in 2006 as Operations Director of Renshaw. In early 2012 he was invited to join the Real Good Food management board as Group Operations Director. As well as coordinating health and safety and capital expenditure, David’s role is to manage and deliver the operational needs of the business to meet the future growth plans.

 
 

Board of Directors

Pieter Totté

Executive Chairman

 
 

David Newman

Finance Director and Company Secretary

 
 

Patrick Ridgwell

Non-Executive Deputy Chairman

 
Pat has extensive knowledge of the sugar industry and other food sectors having acquired and developed a number of food businesses during his career. He joined Napier Brown and Company in 1964 and became Managing Director in 1972 following its acquisition of his family interests in 1970. He is a Director of Napier Brown Ingredients Ltd.  
 

Peter Salter

Non-Executive Director

 
Peter was in practice for 20 years as a tax partner with Chartered Accountants Crowe Clark Whitehill, latterly as CEO. In 1998 he moved into international corporate consultancy where he advised on a number of mergers, acquisitions and fundraisings, working with various financial institutions in the UK and USA. In recent years he has gained considerable experience of the food sector and AIM as a Non-Executive Director. He is Chairman of the Audit and Remuneration Committees of the Group.  
 

Jacques d’Unienville

Non-Executive Director

 
Jacques has nearly 20 years’ experience of sugar and related industries (independent power production, waste and environment management and renewable energy) in France, the Seychelles and Mauritius. He is Chief Executive Officer of Omnicane and the Chairperson of Omnicane Thermal energy Operations (La Baraque) Limited and Omnicane Thermal Energy Operations (St. Aubin) Limited. He has served as President of the Mauritius Sugar Syndicate and as President of the Mauritius Sugar Producers’ Association.  
 

Christopher Thomas

Non-Executive Director

 
Chris qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1969. In 1973 he joined Breakmate Limited, a vending business, which was admitted to the Unlisted Securities Market in 1984. He joined the Napier Brown Foods Group in 1992 as Group Finance Director and was involved in the day-to-day operations of the Group before becoming Chief Executive Officer of Napier Brown Foods. He is a Non-Executive Director of AG Thames Ltd.