Following its acquisition of Destiny Foods in December 2016, La Compagnie des Desserts (CDD) has now announced the appointment of Andy Underwood as UK MD for the CDD Group.
Andy will replace Richard Watts, the current Destiny Foods MD and original founder of the business 29 years ago, after a short handover period.
Philippe Bonny CDD Group President said “We’re delighted to welcome Andy to the business and we’re sure his considerable experience and success in the industry to date will help the UK business continue to develop positively. We would also like to thank Richard for his support during the last two years of transition, as well as his hard work and dedication over the prior 27 years in developing Destiny Foods in to the successful business it is today”
Richard Watts said “I now feel it is the right time to move on in search of new challenges. I would personally like to thank each and every one of the Destiny team for their hard work in making the business what it is today and wish Andy all the best in leading its continued success moving forward”
Andy Underwood commenting on his appointment, said “I’m delighted to be joining the Destiny/CDD UK business and having the opportunity to build on what has been achieved to date. We offer a high quality product and service solution to support our customers in providing appropriate desserts to their consumers, to ensure we make every dessert occasion a pleasurable experience”
Andy joins Destiny Foods/CDD UK from Macphie Ltd, where he was Managing Director for the last 4½ years, having joined as Commercial Director in 2011. Prior to Macphie, Andy has held a number of Board and Senior Commercial roles with The Authentic Food Company, Brakes, Schwan’s and Coca-Cola Schweppes.