Convenience foods manufacturer Greencore has appointed Diane Walker as chief executive of Convenience Foods UK.

Walker moves up from the role of managing director of Food To Go, Greencore’s largest convenience foods category – a role she has held since 2006. She was also managing director of Greencore’s chilled sauce and soups category.

“I am absolutely delighted that Diane will be the new CEO of Convenience Foods UK,” said Greencore Group boss Patrick Coveney.

“[She] is an outstanding leader in our business, with deep industry knowledge, a hard performance edge and excellent people skills, who will bring passion and tremendous energy to the new role.”