On this week’s episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Duncan Everett – the Group CEO of Noble Foods.
As group CEO, Duncan is working hard to keep Noble Foods thriving for another century, focussing on how to grow and develop the business while also simultaneously creating an environment where its people can truly thrive.
In this week’s episode Duncan and I delve into his truly inspiring career journey, from starting on the Kerry Foods graduate programme before ultimately becoming the CEO! We discuss how the past 18 months have been and the key challenges Duncan and the business have faced during these trying times.
We hear about the pivotal decision Duncan took to move from Kerry Foods after 25 years with the company and the reasons behind what ultimately made him make the move.
Duncan kindly shares his thoughts on what good leadership looks like, and the importance of having clarity and vision as well as a plan to deliver on the business’s ambition. As a self-confessed ‘massive believer’ in collective ownership, Duncan explains that magic happens when we link the feeling of togetherness with ownership.
Listen in as we discuss more about the 100-year-old family-owned Noble Foods, the competitive nature of this industry and the importance of trusting your instincts and loving what you do.
Here are some key topics we discussed through the episode:
07:00 Duncan’s illustrious career in the industry
08:24 Key traits and attributes that have contributed to Duncan’s success
12:39 Duncan’s decision to move from Kerry Foods
19:45 Duncan’s ‘WHY’ and his best piece of career advice
23:47 Current challenges and issues facing the industry
35:10 Keeping people motivated during a crisis
As ever, if you’d like to get in touch for any reason you can reach me at Jonathan.firstname.lastname@example.org