The Vegan Kind appoints former CEO of Holland & Barrett as Chairman
100% Plant-based grocery retailer The Vegan Kind, has announced the appointment of Tony Buffin as Non-Executive Director [Chairman].
Formerly, Tony was the CEO of Holland & Barrett International, the leading UK-based, global multi-channel Health & Wellness retailer.
Tony brings a track record of building, transforming and growing businesses in multiple retail sectors for both private and public shareholders.
Tony is the founder of Tecsa, a digital ecosystem and analytics software development business providing services to retailers and banks worldwide, and Chairman of Highbourne Group, the UK’s largest multi-channel Plumbing & Heating group.
Prior to this, Tony held a number of senior management roles, including as COO of Travis Perkins PLC, CFO of Australia-based grocer The Coles Group and CEO of the Loyalty Management Group.
Tony’s broad range of industry skills, with particular expertise in digital and data, finance, and transformation, will support The Vegan Kind to scale even faster, delivering the best plant-based food and health & beauty products to the UK’s increasingly environmentally conscious consumers.
Tony Buffin, newly appointed non-executive director (chairman) of The Vegan Kind, commented: “I am delighted to be joining The Vegan Kind to help Scott, Karris and the entire team continue to build their wonderful business.
Their mission is to make it easy for everyone to buy exciting plant-based food at affordable prices and help us all to live healthier. The switch to plant-based diets is vital to avoid the worst impacts of climate change so it’s truly inspiring to be helping consumers be kinder to themselves and to the planet at the same time.”
Scott McCulloch, Co-Founder of The Vegan Kind, said: “I am absolutely delighted to welcome Tony to Team TVK! In the short time we have been working together, Tony’s advice and knowledge has been simply invaluable.
The Vegan Kind has evolved so much as a company in the last 18 months, and starting 2022 with Tony’s board-level input on all the strategic changes we have in our pipeline is both humbling and exciting in equal measure. Excited to get to work!”