Dukes Hill appoints appoints Chris Dee as non-executive chairman | Retail Bulletin

Dukes Hill, the artisan ham producer, luxury hamper and fine foods supplier, has appointed former Booths chief executive Chris Dee as non-executive chairman.

With 30 years’ experience in the food and drink retail, hospitality and FMCG sectors, Dee has also previously worked as director of food and home at Harrods.

His other previous roles have included non-executive chairman of peanut butter brand ManiliLife, Lucy’s Dressings, Hesper UK’s Skyr and meringue producer, Flower & White. He has also served in a board advisory capacity for Sacla UK, Pipers Crisps, Remeo Gelato and the vitamin water company, Get More Vits.

Mark Gallagher, chief executive of Dukes Hill, said, “We’re thrilled that Chris is joining Dukes Hill as its non-executive chairman. He brings a wealth of experience and strategic insight to the role and we’re very much looking forward to working with him.”

Established in 1985, the Shropshire-based business enjoyed strong trading in 2023 when its trade business doubled due to new listings in Ocado for its  traditionally dry-cured premium bacon range and Gloucester Gateway sliced ham.