James Kempley

Group MD

James is the eldest son of David Kempley, and is the fourth generation of the Kempley family involved with the running of Troy Foods.

James joined the company at 18 years-old and has since worked his way up through the business, starting work in the yard, through the factory and into his current Senior Management role.

Through a hands-on approach across all aspects of the business, despite his tender age, James has a solid understanding of business acumen. James has a very active role in the procurement of raw materials and is responsible for ensuring the sourcing model remains strong with our supplier base during these challenging market periods and the run up to Brexit. James is a key element in succession planning for the business.

When James is not working, he is an avid Leeds United supporter and plays the occasional round of golf, badly. James’s also loves spending time with people, socialising and tasting fine wines.