Duncan Gray

Duncan Gray

Duncan Gray
Business Development Director

Key responsibilities

Duncan directs the communication and implementation of the company’s business plan and supports the Grocontinental leadership and management teams to deliver departmental plans.

He also supports and mentors our team of managers to assist their personal development programmes and works closely with fellow Directors to oversee smooth-running of the day-to-day operation of the business.

Career background

Duncan joined Grocontinental in 2015 following a highly successful 35-year career within the food industry which included roles with Eden Vale, Express Dairies, Northern Foods and, most recently, Müller.

After studying food technology, Duncan joined Even Vale and Express Dairies’ production management training programme and quickly progressed to senior manufacturing management positions in the food industry.

He enjoyed successful roles as Assistant Factory Manager with Crediton UK, Factory Manager at Minsterley UK Eden Vale and as General Manager of Northern Foods’ Milborne site.

In 1992, Duncan joined Müller Dairy (UK) Ltd as General Manager Operations.  He was later appointed Operations Director, with responsibility for Müller’s three sites at Market Drayton, Telford and Minsterley.

He has also served on a number of food industry professional bodies.

Away from the office

Duncan’s has had many varied interests including sport flying at his local flying club and sky diving but he says that having two young children has narrowed his options down to enjoying re-living his childhood with them!  He is also renovating his new home - a cottage in South Shropshire.

When time permits, Duncan enjoys walking and cycling in the Church Stretton hills close to his home and joining friends for a pint at one of his local pubs.