Peter Miller - FINAL

Peter Miller

Del Monte veteran Peter Miller has joined Henderson Brown as a non-executive director.

The recruitment company has appointed the former man from Del Monte to join the board this month. Miller was managing director at Del Monte Fresh Produce UK from 1997 before heading up the combined fresh and foods business at the multinational from 2005-08 when he became managing director of the poultry business unit at Vion Food UK until earlier this year.

Martin Brown, director of Henderson Brown, said: “I welcome the addition of Peter to our business, he has a real insight in to the fresh food sector, and the issues and challenges associated with it. He also has many years of board level experience that he will bring with him to help develop the team further here at Henderson Brown.”

Miller said he liked Henderson Brown’s recruitment methods: “I have been impressed with the approach Henderson Brown takes to recruiting. It has an ethos of excellent customer service, of not hassling or pressuring people and of looking after both the client and the candidate.

“I still have a real passion for the fresh produce sector and have a wide network of colleagues and friends who I have dealt with over the last 20 years. I am looking forward to working with Martin and his team, to further develop their business in this challenging and exciting sector.”

Miller’s appointment follows the departure of Steven Henderson who announced earlier this year that he was leaving the business to set up his own company.

Henderson Brown specialises in food-sector recruitment placing fresh produce professionals in jobs in the wider European food and fresh produce industries.