our executive


ABOUT US our executive  team

the experience, skills and talent behind our group

ABOUT US our executive  team

This section contains profiles of our senior executive team, including their past experience and current responsibilities. To learn more about the group businesses they manage, please visit our overview here.

Paul KenwardKim UsherGavin DalgleishAndy Nicholson

Paul Kenward


With my Exec team, I am ultimately accountable to ABF for the division and its performance. My team will ensure results are delivered by building the centre as an active partner which supports, stretches and tests the businesses. Safety is my key priority, which is why we’ve designed a senior direct report for me to drive that agenda.

  • CFO
  • CTO
  • European Businesses (Azucarera, British Sugar, Vivergo)
  • Group Safety
  • AB Sugar China
  • Czarnikow
  • CP&PO
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Kim Usher

Chief People and Performance Officer

I work with the HR Centres of Excellence and BAU HR Leads to deliver on the people strategy and support our overall strategy. This is enabled by: focusing on Capability Development, purposeful Organisation Design, relevant and sustainable Talent and Retention strategies, and an appropriate Reward and Remuneration framework. I also guide effective DEIB strategies, develop a mutually beneficial industrial relations climate and drive HR functional excellence through ensuring that best HR practices, minimum standards, integrated and optimised people processes are standardised and maintained.


  • Group Talent Management
  • Group Reward
  • Group Organisational Effectiveness
  • Group HR Services
  • Group Employee Relations
  • ISA Medical Services
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Gavin Dalgleish


I’m accountable for the performance of the African businesses. African MD’s continue to report to me, as do the focused support functions actively helping them drive performance. It’s a privilege to lead such a diverse and complex business and to make sure we are doing the best we can to grow the business.

African Businesses (Eswatini, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia)

  • ISA Advocacy
  • ISA Commercial
  • Group Operations
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Andy Nicholson

Chief Transformation Officer

My work is to drive the key areas which will make a massive difference to our business’s potential: strategy, ESG, people, business development. We will partner with businesses to work on strategy development and implementation - the Results Delivery Office will then help ensure we fulfil the ambitions we commit to.


  • Group Business Development
  • Group Results Delivery Office
  • Group Strategy Execution
  • Group ESG
Connect with Andy Nicholson:
AB Sugar China Azucarera British Sugar Germains Seed Technology Illovo Sugar Group Vivergo Fuelds