Krispy Kreme unveils organizational changes
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina. – Josh Charlesworth has been promoted to the newly created role of Global President and Chief Operating Officer of Krispy Kreme, Inc. Mr. Charlesworth is currently the company’s Chief Financial Officer and will remain in that role until a successor is hired .
As Global President, Charlesworth will be responsible for all of Krispy Kreme’s major markets, including the US, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico, as well as of its IT and supply chain teams. He will also oversee the expansion of the company’s global footprint and growth strategy.
Mr. Charlesworth joined Krispy Kreme in May 2017 as Chief Financial Officer and then added Chief Operating Officer responsibilities in May 2019. He also served as Corporate Secretary from July 2018 to August 2020. Prior to Krispy Kreme, he was worked at Mars, Inc. for nearly 15 years. and held various positions including CFO, VP of Global Chocolate, Regional CFO and CFO of Wrigley Europe, CFO and CFO of Wrigley Germany, CFO of Wrigley USA and CFO of Global Sugar.
He graduated with a BA in Economics and Economic History from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
“We are delighted to elevate Josh to this key leadership position to oversee Krispy Kreme’s continued growth,” said Mike Tattersfield, President and CEO. “Throughout his five years here, Josh has proven critical to our success as a business and I look forward to working with him to lead our major equity markets. We have tremendous confidence in Josh’s abilities. to continue executing our transformation plan, grow our new global access points using our hub-and-spoke model, and build our beloved brand around the world.
Krispy Kreme also announced that Andrew Skehan, President of North America, has informed the company of his intention to leave Krispy Kreme in August to accept a CEO position at another company. Krispy Kreme said Mr. Skehan’s responsibilities will be carried out by several members of the company’s management team.