Dairy Crest has split its dairies division into two management boards - house­hold and liquid products.

It said that the change was an interim arrangement with immediate effect following last month's announcement that Mark Allen, MD of the dairies division, is to succeed Drummond Hall as chief executive in January (The Grocer, 22 July, p15). The management boards will be run by Mike Sheldon, MD of household, and Mark Taylor, MD of liquid products.