Nathan Herrmann

Nathan Herrmann

Managing Director
Westmill Foods, a Division of Associated British Foods

Associated British Foods

June 2019 to Present
Westmill Foods: Managing Director

  • Lead one of the largest authentic global foods players in the Europe including the ownership of the Rajah, Elephant, and Lucky Boat brands
  • Responsible for production, management and distribution of products across 4 UK sites and a European Sales office
  • Significant purchaser of raw materials and finished goods from across Asia and globally

Jan 2018 to June 2019
UK Grocery Group (Division): Director of Finance & Business Development

  • Provide an overview across the group in terms of direction, performance and key initiatives
  • Responsible for delivering cross group projects including ERP & HR systems
  • Support businesses in defining strategic plans and in executing on business development opportunities

Prior Career:

  • Spent 10 years as a strategy consultant, most of that time at McKinsey:
    • Led work in the consumer goods and retail space
    • Worked across numerous markets including South Africa and Russia and was a leader in the ‘How the World Shops’ initiative
  • Spent 8 years working in several strategy and trading roles in retail:
    • Interim Strategy Director at Sainsburys and M&S - responsible for delivering change and working with Trading Directors / CEOs
    • Food & Restaurant Director at Selfridges - responsible for identifying strategic direction of food including identifying new concepts, partners, and development opportunities
    • Trading Director at Argos - managed pricing, ranging and promotions and had P&L responsibility for business development categories

Personal Information

  • Dual US / UK Citizen – have been in London since 2001
  • Archaeology enthusiast – completed undergrad in Archaeology
  • Wine and food enthusiast – have completed WSET Level 3 working to become an associate of the Academy of Cheese