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Mark Gouland
Head of Practice

At MacGregor Black I head up the Commercial Practice across the Food, Drink and Consumer sectors.


Having started my career within the retail world with Morrison's (post graduation with a BA Hons in Business Management), I joined the recruitment sector in 2009, specialising in mid to senior level management appointments across the Food, Drink and Consumer Durable sectors.

Some examples of the talent that I've appointed for our vast portfolio of clients

●  Customer Director - Sainsbury's – Global Soup & Condiments Supplier

●  Head of International / Export – Leading Bakery Manufacturer

●  Sales Director UK – Healthy Snacking & Ingredients Provider

●  Head of Grocery – International Smoothie Manufacturer

●  Marketing Director UK – Global Ingredients Supplier

●  Commercial Director UK – Frozen Pizza Supplier

●  Sales Director UK - Off Trade – Global Spirits Supplier

●  Head of Category Management – Leading Premium Chilled Food Group

●  Sales Director UK – Global Beans, Soups & Sauces Supplier

●  Commercial Director UK – Ambient World Foods Brand

●  Managing Director – Category Leading Dessert Manufacturer


Spare Time

A lifelong sports enthusiast I still play football, tennis and golf competitively (although my knees aren’t what they were)! I watch my beloved Leeds United when possible and enjoy socialising with my family and friends. 

If you’re interested in a confidential discussion regarding career opportunities or a client looking to secure top talent within the sector, please don’t hesitate to get in contact.