Biographies

Each member of Volac’s Group Leadership Team is passionate about fulfilling our purpose: Dairy Nutrition for a Healthier World and achieving strategic ambitions and commercial goals across every part of the business.

  • David Neville

    Volac Group CEO

    David is Volac's Group CEO. He joined Volac in 1992 and after several sales and marketing roles, turned its small agri-bio company, Interprise Ltd. into a successful forage business that continues today.

    He then became Animal Products director in 2000.

    David’s passion for the industry and extensive product knowledge, combined with the customer service ethos of his team, have made Volac the market-leader across Young Animal Nutrition, Feed Fats and Forage Conservation product sectors.

    David also led important acquisitions including Golden Maverick and Ecosyl brands and has overseen the development and growth of many national and international trading partnerships.

    He is also Chairman of the global joint venture, Volac Wilmar Feed Ingredients (VWFI), formed in 2015 by Volac and Wilmar International Limited (Singapore).

  • Paul Frampton

    MD Animal Nutrition & Group CFO

    Paul joined Volac in January 2019, from Chaucer Foods, where he was their Group CFO. For the past thirteen years, Paul has worked in Finance leadership roles within the agricultural manufacturing sector.

    He was Finance Director for British Sugar and Group CFO for ABF Ingredients and Finance Director for Greencore Malt.

    While most of his career has been in finance, Paul has also worked in Sales and General Management and in the FMCG sector too, spending eleven years with The Campbell Soup Company.

    Paul has gained international experience throughout his career and was responsible for business units in China, the US, Germany, Holland, Spain, Poland and Finland and lived and worked in Australia for three years.

    Outside work, Paul enjoys spending time with his fiancée Emily and daughters Isabel (15) and Grace (12). He is also a keen runner and cyclist and has participated in numerous triathlons.

  • Richard Jones

    MD Whey Nutrition and Supply Chain Director

    Richard joined Volac International on 1st January 2021 as Supply Chain Director.

    Richard holds an MA in Manufacturing Engineering from Emanuel College, Cambridge University. He is a keen cyclist and also enjoys tennis, skiing and fishing in his spare time.

    Richards’ role within Volac is to ensure that strategic business goals and operational execution are aligned.

    His focus will be on optimising operations to deliver exceptional results, supporting business growth and driving cross-functional collaboration.

    Richard is based in Hertfordshire, with his wife and 2 children.

  • John Reynolds

    MD, Volac Milk Replacers

    John joined Volac in 2011 after having spent more than 20 years working in the area of Animal Health based in the UK, Switzerland and Australia.

  • Roger Coles

    Human Resources Director

    Roger joined Volac in 2015 as HR Director. He is responsible for Volac’s People strategy and oversees an HR team that provides a full HR service, including Learning and Development; Compensation and Benefits; Employee Welfare and Payroll services.

    Roger also oversees Health & Safety and Facilities at Volac’s Head Office and is a member of the Group Health and Safety Committee.

    Prior to joining Volac, Roger held a variety of senior HR positions over a fifteen-year period with Mars/Wrigley. He was based in Munich, Germany for eight of those years, leading the HR team for Wrigley Europe.He also worked for Alcan and Marks and Spencer before then.

    Roger graduated from Plymouth University with an honours degree in Personnel Management and is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).