Louise Hegarty, Noble Foods HR director

Noble Foods has announced the appointment of Louisa Hogarty as group HR director.

With more than 10 years in various senior human resources positions, Hogarty is rejoining the business, having been HR director for Gü Puds in 2014 before leaving to take up the same role at G4S Secure Solutions. She has also worked for Rail Gourmet, SSP and Wyevale Garden Centres.

In her new role, she will oversee group-wide HR strategy for Noble across brands including The Happy Egg Co, Big & Fresh and Gü.

“We’re delighted to welcome back Louisa to the Noble family,” said Dale Burnett, CEO of Noble. “As we enter a period of sustained growth, Louisa will give us the infrastructure and vision to continue the long Noble tradition of putting people first.”

Noble was “a fascinating and varied business” said Hogarty. It had “extremely exciting plans on the horizon – not to mention some of the UK’s most-loved brands.

“It’s the perfect time for me to re-join the company as it gears up for long-term growth.”