Denis Treacy

Country: United Kingdom
Company: Culture Compass
Connect: LinkedIN | Biscuit People


Denis Treacy is well known throughout the Food Industry as an engaging, driven & decisive Executive Leader with 40 years of FMCG industry experience, the first 10 years in scientific roles, the last 30 years at Management, Leadership, Executive Chief Officer & President Level.

After early roles in Unilever, Arla Foods & InBev, Denis was until very recently, President & Chief Safety, Quality, Security & Environment Officer for the $5bn Global snack foods business Pladis Global. Denis also led the Health & Safety, Business Continuity and Crisis Management agendas for Pladis parent company, Yildiz Holdings, the $12bn frozen food, retail, engineering, mining, personal care company.  Responsibility for global food brands such as McVities, Godiva, Ulker, Kellogg & Mars, together with the wellbeing of 52, 000 employees in 13 countries and 4bn consumers worldwide, needs strong organisational and strategic leadership .

Denis has many areas of expertise, developed over a long career and now heads Culture Compass, helping organisations to deliver transformational performance improvements in areas of health, safety & quality strategy, business culture, change management & organisational transformation, by understanding the critical links between Strategy, Organisation and Performance, but through the critical element of Culture and behaviour.

Denis is a Product Safety advisor to the UK Government’s Department for Business, Environment and Industrial Strategy, a Fellow and key Food Safety consultant advisor to the Institute of Food Science and Technology and has trained both the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland in Global Food Supply Chain Risk Management.

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