Bret Warburton - Rendered on: 01/05/2017 05:22:25
After attending The University of Kent at Canterbury, graduating with a degree in Economic & Social History in 1977, Brett began his working life in London at RHM Foods where he stayed for two and a half years.
On leaving RHM Foods he joined the family firm of Warburtons Limited, initially working as the Marketing Manager at Warburtons Soreen, based in Trafford Park, Manchester.
Following 18 successful months at Soreen he moved over to Imperial Bakeries Limited (Bakewell Bakery) where he worked for almost two years as Production and then Factory Manager.
From 1983 Brett attended the Harvard Business School in Boston, U.S.A., and graduated with an MBA in 1985.
On returning to England he returned to Imperial Bakeries as Managing Director, where he stayed for several years before transferring to the Warburtons Bread Division as General Manager at their Pennine Bakery.
During 1991 Brett joined Head Office and was appointed Joint Managing Director, Operations, becoming sole Managing Director from 2001 until May 2006, when he took up his current role of Executive Director.
Brett also represents Warburtons Limited on the Council of Campden BRI - Europe's largest member owned food and drink research association. Having served as Vice Chairman for 3 years, he took over the Chair for a further 5 year term in June 2011 – stepping down at the Annual General Meeting, July 2016.
He received Honorary Doctorates from the University of Kent in July 2009 and from the University of Bolton in July 2015, when he was also installed as Pro Chancellor.