Berry Bros & Rudd appoints new chief executive officer

Berry Bros & Rudd has appointed Emma Fox as its new chief executive officer.

Fox moves across from her role as chief executive of The Original Factory Shop, a role she has held since 2017. She has been an independent director on Berry Bros’ board of directors since October 2017.

Prior to that, she was group commercial director at Halfords, and she has also worked at both Bass Brewers and Asda/ Walmart.
Lizzy Rudd, who has held the position of executive chair since Dan Jago’s departure in January 2019, will return to her role as chair of Berry Bros & Rudd.

She said: “We were delighted when Emma accepted our offer. She already knows the business incredibly well and it is a very natural next step.

“During her time on our board, Emma has played a fundamental part in setting our business strategy. In the past 18 months we have reshaped our business to invest in our fine wine business and spirits brands, and now is a good time to hand over the reins to Emma and for her to take the strategy forward.

“I am excited about our future and look forward to working with Emma as we create the next chapter of our history.”

Fox added: “I am thrilled to be appointed as chief executive and to work with such a strong and talented team. Over the past few years as a director, I have go to know Berry Bros & Rudd well, I share its values and am passionate about a culture where people flourish and have fun. I believe that with our incredibly strong heritage, we are really well positioned to embrace the exciting future ahead of us and I can’t wait to join the team.”

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