Mars Petcare has appointed Mike Gallacher to the role of general manager for Mars Petcare UK from January 1.
Mike joined Mars in the UK in 1996 and has worked in a number of senior roles across UK, Europe and Asia Pacific, most recently in Singapore. Mike, his wife Mary, their three children and Scruffy, the dog, will relocate to UK early in the new year. He will be based at Mars Petcare’s UK headquarters in Leicestershire.
“I am really looking forward to coming back to Mars in the UK and sustaining the great work that Mark Johnson has led while in the role,” he said. “I am excited by being part of our ambition to build a better world for pets in the UK and am looking forward to getting started.”
Mark Johnson has moved to be regional president for Mars Petcare Russia.
Mars Petcare (UK), which owns brands such as Pedigree, Whiskas, Sheba and Cesar, has 38.1% market share.