Our team

Max MacGillivray

Max MacGillivray

Max founded Redfox in 2002 with the sole aim of specialising in mid-management to board level recruitment for the Fresh Produce, Agri-Business and Food Retail sectors.

A graduate of Harper Adams, Max’s background includes working as a trader in the grain sector and time at the National Farmers Union.

With an enviable track record in successfully placing top-level candidates – including Chief Executives – for UK and international blue-chip businesses, Max and the Redfox team enjoy a proven reputation for excellence in finding talented professionals for their global client base.

As a recognised industry speaker on the Fresh Food, Agri-Business and Social Media sectors Max is much in demand for events in the UK and Internationally. He is also the Founder of The Great Fruit Adventure – Africa which is looking to make kids and their families more aware and to consume more great fresh produce. For further information or to enquire about Max’s availability for speaking engagements call +44 (0)1284 715055 or email max@redfoxexecutive.com

Ian Reed

Ian Reed

Born into a fruit growing family, Ian graduated from the University of Greenwich/Hadlow College with a degree in Commercial Horticulture. Spending a few years working in the New Zealand fruit industry, he returned to England to find fame and fortune as a Fruit Adviser.

An organic produce enthusiast, Ian joined Tesco as a Technical Manager in fresh produce. Despite his “fruity” background Ian rose to the challenge of managing a wide range of veg and salad categories. A job he did so well he became the Category Technical Manager for Organic produce.

A decade later Ian joined Wight Salads Group as Technical Director, mastering the tricky job of keeping legions of retailers happy whilst the company went through an extended period of change.

Returning to his farming roots in 2009 Ian remained keen to be involved in the fresh produce sector.

With 15 years experience (on both sides of the fence) Ian possesses a detailed understanding of, and empathy for, the challenges of food retail. This enables him to pin-point the most suitable individuals for leading clients in the fresh produce, agriculture and FMCG food sectors.

To contact Ian call +44 (0)1284 715055 or email ian@redfoxexecutive.com

Laura Byrne

Laura Byrne

With several years of high-level sales and business development exposure within UK and international businesses, Laura brings a huge amount of specialist recruitment experience to the Redfox executive team. With a background in financial organisations – specifically in a key, resourcing/head-hunting role for HSBC focusing on the Agri-Business sectors – Laura has very quickly built high-level relationships with both clients and candidates.

With her trademark excellence in service, professionalism and attention to detail Laura has embraced the move into the Agri-Business, Fresh Food and Manufacturing / Retail sectors with Redfox.

Laura enjoys dining out, cooking and delights in anything that involves being outdoors.

To contact Laura call +44 (0)1284 715055 or email laura@redfoxexecutive.com