RCL Foods appoints Paul Cruickshank as new CEO

Paul Cruickshank will be taking over from retiring RCL Foods CEO, Miles Dally.

RCL Foods has announced the appointment of Paul Cruickshank as its new CEO following the retirement of Miles Dally.

“I am passionate about people and business, and I strive to inspire meaningful, sustainable growth in both,” Paul says. “As a leader, I aim to drive diversity in my teams and love working with people to unlock their potential, thereby supporting the ever-changing market it operates in.”

Paul, a qualified CA(SA), joined the group in 2004 as the group financial manager of Rainbow Chicken. Over the last 17 years, he has gained extensive experience across commercial, supply chain and operational functions, resulting in his more recent position as COO of the food division.

His previous roles include managing director of the sugar and milling division, director of the millbake unit, commercial director of the sugar and milling division, commercial and supply chain director of the consumer division, as well as commercial and supply chain director of the chicken division, respectively.

He started his career as a senior audit manager at Deloitte, and holds a BCom honours degree in accounting from the University of South Africa.