Special Advisory: Grace Kennedy Limited (GK)

August 13, 2018

Grace Kennedy Limited (GK) has advised by the Group CEO of GK, Don Wehby, changes to the Company’s structure and to its management team effective August 1, 2018, in preparation for the celebration of its 100th anniversary in 2022.

GK is embracing several transformation strategies which included:

  1. Redesigned Structure & Processes for Greater Efficiency and Agility
  2. Improved Customer Experience & Engagement
  3. Solution Focused Products and Services

As a result of these changes, a number of new executive and management level appointments have been made within GK.

Naomi Holness has been appointed to the position of Chief Human Resources Officer, GK and to the GK Executive Management Committee. Lee-Anne Bruce has taken on the role of Chief Risk & Compliance Officer, GK while Deidre Cousins was appointed to the role of Chief Information Officer, GK.

The Corporate Communication Department now falls under the expanded portfolio of Gail Moss-Solomon, General Counsel & Chief Corporate Secretary for the Group. Dionne Rhoden, who holds the position of Corporate Communication Officer, has been appointed Acting Head of Corporate Communication & Sponsorship.

Shaun Lawson-Freeman has been appointed to the position of Senior Legal Counsel for GK.

GK, the parent company, now has a leaner Executive Office, which will provide support services for GK Foods and strategic oversight for GK Foods and GK Financial Group.

The Group is also positioning its regulated entity, GraceKennedy Financial Group Limited (GKFG) to deliver a unified and improved customer experience and to centralize support services for economies of scale. In line with GKFG’s redesigned structure, the following appointments have been within GKFG.

Marcia Henry-Lawrence assumed the position of Chief Human Resource Officer, GKFG, while Josephine Bennett-Darmand took on the responsibility of Chief Financial Officer, GKFG. Peta-Gaye Fairclough took on the role of Chief Risk & Compliance Officer, GKFG and Nichole Case is acting in the position of Chief Information Officer, GKFG.

Globally-recognized change management partner, Prosci, will assist GK in implementing these changes and in embedding change management best practices within the organization.