David Gunner

CEO of Dovecote Park

David Gunner is joint Chief Executive of Dovecote Park Ltd, the Yorkshire-based meat processing business which is the dedicated beef, veal and venison supplier to Waitrose supermarkets. He was a founding shareholder of the business which was set up in 1997.

The business slaughters, processes and packs for retail sale 100% British beef and is a supplier to Ocado and leading quality restaurant chains in addition to Waitrose. Provenance, traceability and product integrity are key values for Dovecote Park, which operates from two sites in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire and employs close to 800 people.

David is a past president of the British Meat Processing Association (BMPA) and currently serves as the Chairman of its Beef & Sheepmeat Committee.