Katharine Haenelt

Head of Trading - Meat, Fish, Poultry, Dairy and Deli at Marks and Spencer

Katharine Haenelt is the Head of Trading for Meat, Fish, Poultry, Deli & Dairy at Marks and Spencer’s. In her year with the company she has begun paving the way for the transformation of the business to be fit for the future in both online and in retail. Prior to her role at M&S, she sat on the Operating Board at ABP UK as their Sales and Marketing Director holding responsibility for commercial, category and new product development.

Katharine took this role after holding the position of general manager at ABP Doncaster, the first female general manager in ABP, leading the largest site in the ABP Food Group with a turnover in in excess of £350m.  Before ABP Katharine held a number of commercial roles within the meat and dairy industries.

As well as these demanding roles Katharine has undertaken extensive studies at Harvard Business School in the last three years. Her ethical values, passion for sustainability and investment in people are key to her success.