Richard Jones is the Business Development Director for Dairy Crest Plc, the UK's leading dairy company. He joined the board that runs the branded foods business (which includes Cathedral City cheese, Clover and Country Life butters and spreads) in 2009 and is responsible for the manufacturing, warehousing and distribution aspects of a fast-moving and complex dairy supply chain which has enjoyed a number of years of significant growth. His Dairy Crest experience includes 3 years as Group Procurement Director and being a Director of both Dairy Crest Ltd. and the UK Joint Venture between Yoplait and /Dairy Crest.
Richard joined Dairy Crest from Diageo in Nov 2007, where he held a number of senior roles in manufacturing and procurement at either Global or European level over the 9 years that he spent with them. Prior to this Richard joined Mars as a graduate trainee and spent 10 years in a variety of positions in procurement, marketing and supply chain.