H&K International Leadership


David Bobbett View profile on Linked In

David Bobbett – Chief Executive Officer

A qualified accountant with KPMG, David joined H&K and held a number of European Executive positions between 1985-1995 before becoming Managing Director of Europe in1996. David was appointed Group COO in 1999 and Group CEO in 2002. David went on to lead a management buyout of the business in the same year.



Mike Azhadi View profile on Linked In

Mike Azhadi – President, McDonald's Business

A qualified Engineer and recipient of President Award in 1996, Mike worked in Operations, Equipment Development, Architecture and Construction for McDonald's Corporation from 1985-2001 when he joined H&K as Director of Business Development. He went on to be appointed Vice President of Business Development in 2002 and was appointed President McDonald's for U.S. Business in 2009. Mike currently serves as President for McDonald's Business for “Americas”.



Keith Cassidy

Keith Cassidy – Managing Director, Europe

Keith joined H&K in 1988 in the European finance function, subsequently becoming Director of European sales/marketing, and was appointed Managing Director of the European business in 2009. Keith also leads the H&K global new account development.



Edward Hudson

Edward Hudson – Chief Operations Officer

A qualified Cost and Management accountant, Edward joined H&K in 1989 as European Management Accountant. In 1996 he moved into Logistics area as European Logistics Manager and subsequently VP Logistics before being appointed European Operations Director in 2003. Edward was appointed Group COO in 2009.



Patrick MacCann View profile on Linked In

Patrick MacCann – Managing Director, APMEA Business

A chartered accountant, Patrick joined H&K in 1994 as part of the sales and marketing team. He has worked in various areas of management of the European and APMEA businesses and was appointed to his current position of Managing Director of the APMEA business in 2009.



Brian Ranalow View profile on Linked In

Brian Ranalow – Chairman

Brian Ranalow graduated from Trinity College, Dublin in 1969 with Engineering and Arts degrees and spent his early career in the engineering industry in the UK and Ireland. He joined H&K Europe as Managing Director in 1985 and served as H&K Group CEO from 1990 until 2002 when he became Chairman of H&K.



David Spain View profile on Linked In

David Spain – Chief Financial Officer

A chartered accountant, David joined H&K in 2001 and worked on number of International assignments for the Group before taking position of CFO. David transitioned the Group Accounting function from US to Ireland and is responsible for Finance, Tax and Treasury.



David Spain View profile on Linked In

Guy Wade – President North America Operations

Guy is a certified public accountant who joined H&K in 2001 as Controller for Dallas. Guy was promoted to Vice President of Finance in 2003; He was then promoted to Executive Vice President in 2005 and joined the Board of Directors. In 2009, he was promoted to President of Operations and in 2011 he also took responsibility for the Canadian Operations.