Chairman of Fresca Group, which runs multiple operations including the major glasshouse facility Thanet Earth A graduate of Wye College, Chris Mack worked for an apple grower before joining M&W Mack Ltd in 1978. The fourth generation of his family to join the business, Chris worked in the company’s wholesale division and all around its fast-growing supermarket supply business before he became managing director in 1988. Under his leadership, parent company Fresca Group was formed in 2005, allowing the business to undertake a progressive programme of acquisitions and strategic joint ventures. Still privately-owned, the companies in the Fresca Group now handle fresh produce sales of some £430m. They have ventured into growing too – most notably through the Thanet Earth greenhouse development in Kent, England, a £120m investment in British horticulture.