Mrs Mac’s Pies appoints ex-Metcash WA general manager as new CEO
One of Australia’s largest family owned bakeries, Mrs Mac’s Pies, has announced the appointment of Paul Slaughter, previously General Manager of the Metcash Food and Grocery (IGA) business in Western Australia, as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Mrs Mac’s, produces savoury pastry products such as pies and sausage rolls, was founded in the 1950s by Ken MacGregor, who established a pie and cake wholesale business called Bakewell Pies when he and his family moved to Perth in Western Australia. In the 1980s, the business launched the Mrs Mac’s brand, introduced the glass-front pie display case in stores to help sell more of its pies, and expanded into other Australian States.
Mr Slaughter, who commenced with Mrs Mac’s on 9 February 2015, is an experienced senior executive within food and fast moving consumer goods, and has extensive corporate and small business both domestically and internationally.
His most recent role was General Manager of the Metcash Food & Grocery (IGA) business in Western Australia where he led the entire wholesale, manufacturing and distribution business. Mr Slaughter was also Director of the Metcash Transformation project in Sydney, leading a 65-strong team to transform that business nationally.
Prior to these roles, Mr Slaughter held other senior roles in the industry. These include General Manager for Procter & Gamble leading the Coles Customer team (Melbourne) and National Business Manager for Arnott’s Campbell’s leading the Woolworths Customer Team (Sydney). He has worked for a range of smaller West Australian food companies including Anchor Foods and launched a company specialising in distributing quality Australian food products, throughout a wide range of local and international channels.
“Paul brings an additional level of professionalism and experience to the Mrs Mac’s team and will position the company for growth and expansion domestically and internationally,” said Peter Fallon, Chairman of the Mrs Mac’s Board of Directors.