Liz Penaloza - Head of Procurement, Grapes and Top fruit
Liz has leading responsibility for the procurement of all grapes and top fruit for the retail and non-retail business. She joined Capespan in 2013 and was previously at Thames Fruit and IPL where she held buying roles in top fruit and grapes. Liz holds a degree in French and Spanish from Southampton University.
John Hopkins - Senior Procurement Manager, Grapes
John joined Unifruco (now Capespan) in 1988 as a market analyst and in his career of 27 years with the company has held various positions mainly focussing on product management, category management and latterly, procurement. He graduated from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Commerce and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He is currently working as Senior Procurement Manager for grapes and top fruit across the retail, food service and non retail areas of the business. His main focus is to develop and maintain long standing profitable relationships between supplier and customer bases.