After 16 years of service with Famous Brands, Group Chief Executive Kevin Hedderwick has tendered notice of his decision to retire on 29 February 2016.
Famous Brands will appoint Darren Hele (currently the Chief Executive: Food Services) as the Group Chief Executive upon Hedderwick’s retirement.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Hedderwick.
Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.
I am at peace with my decision. The business is in a great place.— Kevin Hedderwick
You can’t grow a business like Famous Brands on the basis of luck.— Kevin Hedderwick
The market thought we’ll get indigestion, but the turning point for the group was when we took over Wimpy.— Kevin Hedderwick
I’m excited about next year!— Kevin Hedderwick
We’re keen to acquire Spur, but I don’t think the competition authorities would approve.— Kevin Hedderwick
I’m going to work very hard at letting go. I will get involved where I have to, but I’m pretty confident of the people we have.— Kevin Hedderwick