Meet the team2018-12-05T16:11:07+00:00

Mark Tweddle

CEO & Group Director

From an education in agriculture and a host of work experience in fresh produce, Mark was the driver behind Jupiter’s inception and is very much still at the helm of business. Since its birth in 2003, Mark, along with his teams, has brought the company from a one desk operation to a global award winning corporation, recently being ranked 17th in The Sunday Times FastTrack 200 for International Growth and awarded ‘Fresh Produce Company of the Year’ by Lux Life Food and Drink Awards. Mark’s real joy at Jupiter is the development around new varieties and expanding the businesses farm portfolio.

Yvonne Tweddle

Director of Group Services & Legal Secretary

Yvonne has evolved and steered the business right from its birth alongside her husband Mark. With an agricultural upbringing and a pre Jupiter career in commercial sales and marketing, Yvonne is well versed in how to ensure we are driving the Jupiter bus in the right direction. Yvonne’s role involves direct support to the group service teams – the people team, the logistics and credit control team, the legal team and the marketing team. By maintaining a close partnership with the heads of each department aligned to the business guidelines; The Jupiter Way, Yvonne applies her astute commercial approach to all the decisions made so they are best for the end customer, the grower and the group itself. What’s more Yvonne and Mark have naturally become the face of our brand and as a result keep a family ethos at the centre of the culture.

Damian Sutherland

Procurement Director

Damian oversees the sourcing and buying all produce globally. He has 18 years’ experience in fresh produce procurement and has been working here at Jupiter since 2011. He leads our UK head office procurement team and the teams on the ground in South Africa, Chile, Argentina, India, Greece and Turkey.
Damian’s role involves working with existing suppliers and growers as well as sourcing new collaborations to develop bigger supply bases so we can offer a consistently improved and a wider variety of produce to customers. The procurement team’s role is to buy the right quality at the fairest price and have a supply base that is broad enough to spread the risk in the event weather damages production.

Cristian Metzger

Technical Director

Cristian heads up Jupiter’s technical strategy, ensuring that the company complies with food safety, legal and customer requirements as well as testing the most up to date technology available to help us achieve our global vision.
He and his team work closely alongside our growers, suppliers and customers around the world to ensure our exclusive varieties remain consistent in terms of quality, condition and certification across all the countries we grow them in. Cristian’s teams have a clear vision on how to support our growers and pack houses globally to ensure we achieve the highest standards in every market we operate in.