75% of Cafédirect grower partners own shares in the business, through Cafédirect Producers Ltd, which owns 4.1% of the company.
|Oikocredit Ecumenical Development Co-operative||27.8%|
|Oxfam Activities Ltd||8.5%|
|Cafédirect Producers Ltd||4.1%|
Here you can see the date the last AGM took place, with the next one to be expected a year later. Usually it takes a business three to four months from the accounting year end to produce its annual report. The AGM is usually held two to four weeks later. Any dividends are usually paid around three to four weeks after the AGM.
10th November 2017
Cafédirect is run by John Steel, appointed as managing director in June 2012.
The board consists of seven non-executive directors, of which two represent producer organisations in the developing world. Oikocredit, as a major shareholder, also has a seat on the board. The Guardians also nominate a director to the board.
Senior salaries are decided by the Remuneration Committee, and responsibility for producing accurate accounts rests with the Audit Committee.
John joined as CEO in July 2012. He brings with him a wealth of experience in the food industry with both large and small companies, most recently with sustainable food brand Cornish Sea Salt.
Head of Finance and Company Secretary
John has worked at Cafédirect since mid 2016 and brings a wealth of experience from KPMG, large corporates such as Bacardi-Martini and from ethical pioneer Neal’s Yard Remedies.
Head of Operations
Katrina joined Cafedirect in 2000. As well as her role as Head of Human Resources, Katrina manages the company’s office in London and the company’s Information Technology requirements. Previously Katrina worked at the British Museum and The Sanctuary Spa in London.
Head of Sales
Julian Burnham joined the Cafédirect sales team in 2009, attracted by the great tasting products and strong culture of ethical trading. Prior to this Julian’s career has been predominantly within sales, building valuable experience across a number of retail and out of home sectors. Having spent time with Del Monte, Coors, Fat Face Clothing and Hambleden Herbs Julian understands the unique challenges faced by large and small businesses alike.
John Philips was appointed Chair with effect from 10th April 2018 and member of the Company’s nominations and remuneration committee. John brings with him a wealth of non-executive and executive experience. John’s extensive executive experience includes a variety of international leadership roles for Diageo, Bacardi and Delgats wines. John is a fluent Spanish speaker and knows Latin America well. John is currently non-executive Chair of the Powerful Water Company, and an NED for Jogogo Media Inc. & Eero Paloheimo Ecocity.
Guardians nominee director
John Shaw, FCMA, was appointed as a director and Chair of the company's Audit Committee in 2009. Following a career at Parcelforce Worldwide and Royal Mail, John was the Finance & IS Director of Oxfam until his retirement in 2009.
Dick de Kock
With effect from 10th April 2018 Dick de Kock was appointed as a Director of Cafédirect. Dick has a wealth of 30 years’ experience in the coffee industry including commercial and leadership roles with Dowe Egberts and successful starting, leading and selling a well-known, highly progressive coffee shop chain in Holland. Dick is Managing Director at Heilige Boontjes Koffie, Rotterdam, a purpose-led coffee shop improving the livelihoods of ex-delinquents.
Lenin Tocto is a Peruvian national and lives in Peru. He is the General Manager of the Chirinos coffee cooperative in Peru where a number of pioneering initiatives have been implemented such as developing an organic composting facility. Lenin is well networked with other Latin American partners and has a long history of assisting cooperatives to become thriving businesses.
Lebi Hudson is the General Manager of the Rungwe Smallholders Tea Association (RSTGA) in Tanzania who have been working with Cafédirect since 2003. RSTGA played a key role in testing the WeFarm platform developed by Cafédirect Producers’ Foundation and have made significant investment in participatory governance processes in their organisation under Lebi’s leadership.
Belinda Gooding was appointed as a director and a member of the company’s Nominations and Remuneration Committee in 2011, and became Chair of the committee in 2012. Belinda is the Founder and Chief Executive of Roots and Wings, a new organic and natural brand. From 2000 to 2007 Belinda was Chief Executive of Duchy Originals and previously worked in major FMCG businesses.
In June 2018 Cafédirect became the first UK coffee producer to achieve certification as a B Corporation.
All businesses certified as B Corps must meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability, and aspire to use the power of markets to solve social and environmental problems.
The ratio of the salary of the highest paid to the lowest paid employee. Read more
4.4 to 1
In the year ending 31st December 2017, the chair received a fee of £10,000 and other non-executive directors fees ranged from £5,000 to £6,000. Bart van Eyk waived his fees. The fees for the producer directors are paid to their respective employers.
The executive directors are entitled to a basic salary, share in an annual senior executive bonus, as well as the benefits provided to all employers including private healthcare and a pension scheme.
Female directors: 14%
All employees, after completing three months’ service, are entitled to join the company’s defined contribution pension scheme for which the company contributes an amount equal to 9% of basic salary provided the employee contributes at least 1% of their basic salary. The company also operates a private healthcare scheme which all employees are entitled to join after a three month qualifying period.
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