Meet the Team

Read about some of the people that make Kanes Foods a special team.


Izabela Kozlowska


Laura Elam

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Mohammad Kamran

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Alina Feraru

Leadership Team

The Kanes Leadership Team is a balanced combination of long-serving Kanes experts and fresh faces who bring a wealth of experience from the wider world.

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Phil Jones

Finance Director

About Phil

Phil is a graduate in Mathematics from Oxford University. He has an outstanding record in delivering change and business improvement, playing key roles in numerous M&A activities. Phil was Group FD at Produce World for 5 years prior to Kanes.

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Ian Schmid

Managing Director

About Ian

A graduate in Food Sciences from Leeds University, Ian has worked in both Retail and Manufacturing sectors in a variety of Technical and Commercial positions. Ian joined Kanes in 2016 and took up the role of Managing Director in May 2021

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Lauren Meir


About Lauren

Lauren started her career in the Medical Devices Industry, where she completed her apprenticeship and NVQ’s in Business , and then worked in Buying for a major UK retailer, before moving to Kanes in 2017.

She is passionate about food and is widely known by the supply base across the UK and Europe.

She has ultimate responsibility for all aspects of Procurement at Kanes.

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Andy Swarbrick

HR Director

About Andy

Andy started his career in Financial Services and has since worked for Cadburys, Kraft Foods, Molson Coors and Cott Beverages. He has extensive experience in change projects, Learning & Development and Engagement.


Jason Hall

Operations and Supply Chain Director

About Jason

Jason joined the business in 2017 as General Manager of Salads and was promoted to Operations & Supply Chain Director in 2019. He previously worked for Warburton’s and Frank Roberts Bakery in various production, operations and Health & Safety roles.

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Mark Fisher

Commercial Director

About Mark

Mark is a passionate leader of sales, marketing and product development functions with 20 years’ experience of the sector, well connected within grocery multiples, foodservice and discounter channels.

Kanes Foods

Cleeve Road,
Middle Littleton,
Nr Evesham,
WR11 8JS.

GPS coordinates
- 52.1197° N, 1.8925° W.


01386 830471