Stephens, who has previously worked for Delifrance, The Juice Company and Invicta Foods, will be responsible for expanding Rectory’s fresh and frozen poultry offering – in particular its Hot Chicken Company brand.
“The opportunity to play such a diverse role was really one I couldn’t turn down,” Stephens said.
“Rectory is a dynamic and forward-thinking company and has many divisions within it.
“It prides itself on selecting the best in class and moves forward using the expertise of its employees. I’m excited to bring my experience to the table and am confident that I have established a strong platform within the food sector to really make a difference.”
As well as poultry, Rectory supplies a range of red meat, fruit and vegetables to the wholesale and manufacturing sectors.