Nigel Davies, Director of Technical and Sustainability, is to step-down from Muntons on 5th April, following a tenure of almost a quarter of a century. Leaving in the spring, Nigel will move on to focus on his consultancy and will continue to be a sustainability advisor to the 100-year-old maltster.
The long-standing Director has been a key player in establishing Muntons’ green agenda for over two decades before businesses put the topic at the forefront of their strategies. He also designed and launched Muntons’ malting barley carbon footprint support tool, which was the first of its kind in the world.
Ahead of his departure, Nigel said: “It’s certainly with a heavy heart that I’m leaving Muntons after working here for most of my career. I am proud of what we have achieved together and how far we have come. I remember facing boycott and disinterest in sustainability at conferences in the early 2000s, and now we’re recognised as the thought leaders in our industry. This has encouraged me to provide sustainability consultancy.
Muntons is also announcing the appointment of Adrian Dyter as its new Head of Procurement and Technical from 21st February.
A familiar face within the brewing and distilling community, recently Managing Director for Crisp Malt, and with major roles previously with Carlsberg and Boortmalt, Adrian is hugely respected in the industry.
Reflecting on the changes, Muntons’ Managing Director, Mark Tyldesley, said: “It’s been an honour working with Nigel, and I am grateful for all the work that he has done. His passion for making our industry a greener one has spearheaded us into leading the way and winning accolades such as our recent platinum EcoVadis Medal, putting us in the top 1% of sustainable businesses in the world. He’s going to be sorely missed. Alongside that, I am delighted that Adrian agreed to join the business. His knowledge and experience within the industry, coupled with his proven leadership ability, will add huge value to Muntons at a time when we are looking to continue to grow. We look forward to welcoming him to Muntons and are excited for his future with us.”
Adrian adds: “I’m tremendously excited to be joining the team at Muntons and meet my new colleagues to build and deliver on the sound strategy that’s already in place. Muntons is a business with a great reputation, heritage, and diverse portfolio, and so it's an honour to be part of its next 100 years.”