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Andy Kemp-King

Managing Director, UK & Ireland

Following an early career in the traditional wine trade, Andy moved into Purchasing and Purchasing & Supply Chain Management with organisations such as Booker, Budgens and McDonald’s. Following an MBA from the Henley Management College and the Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Andy spent 2 years as a Consultant working with PwC at their ECR centre of excellence in Utrecht. Andy established The Advantage Group in the UK in 2001 and was extensively involved in setting up their European Organisation.

Julia Pascu

General Manager, UK & Ireland

Julia has a degree in Languages and completed an MBA at the University of Bath.  She has account management experience with a specialist drinks company and marketing experience with a dot.com food portal start-up.  Julia has been an integral part of the Advantage Group UK’s continuous growth and success since 2001. As General Manager, UK & Ireland, she has overall responsibility for Operations, HR and Finance.  In addition, Julia has client management responsibilities. 


Anne Rees

Programme Director, UK & Ireland

Anne has over 35 years of experience in marketing, market research and sales, working with Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser; and for the last 7 years at the Advantage Group UK. Anne is an honours graduate from Loughborough University and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (DipM MCIM).

Mike Doole

Commercial Director, UK & Ireland

Mike has 30 years commercial experience in sales, marketing and general management roles with Unilever, GSK, Celesio (McKesson) and smaller food and non-food manufacturers. He has worked across multiple sales channels – grocery, discounters, wholesale, convenience, foodservice, e-commerce, pharmacy, electronics and the on-trade. Mike is an honours graduate from Leeds University and a CIM qualified marketer.



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