A former Managing Director and President at Mars Retail Group and Sales Director at Cadbury Schweppes, Dunning will take over from Richard Cheshire, who recently took the decision to step down from his role as Krispy Kreme’s UK & Ireland CEO after nearly 20 years of working in leadership roles at the company.
“I could not be more pleased to be joining the team at Krispy Kreme. I love everything about the company, from its strongly held values and its ambitious plans for the UK, to its delicious products,” said Dunning.
During his time leading Mars Retail Group, Dunning oversaw a transformation in the fortunes of the business and its associated brands, coming in at turnaround phase, and taking it to a phase of transformative accelerated growth.
The company said the appointment comes at an exciting stage of Krispy Kreme’s journey in the UK and Ireland as it looks to maintain the strong growth it has seen in the past five years. Dunning will be responsible for building on the successful legacy that Cheshire leaves behind.
Josh Charlesworth, Global President & Chief Operating Officer, Krispy Kreme, said: “We are delighted to have been able to appoint Jamie to head up Krispy Kreme in the UK & Ireland. The work that his predecessor, Richard Cheshire, did to build the brand’s presence and reputation in the region was nothing short of extraordinary, and we wish to thank him for his two decades of service. In Jamie we have a worthy new UK head, and I am excited to see the fresh perspective and wealth of knowledge that he will provide us with as we enter this thrilling new phase of our presence in one of our most valued markets.”