Johnson joins from Associated British Foods where
he was MD of baked goods supplier Speedibake. His former posts have included chief executive of Dairy Crest’s cheese division. He has also worked for Mars and General Foods.
Johnson said: “This year sees Elisabeth the Chef moving into new offices in Leamington, plus we will invest further in our factories, people and facilities which will include a centre for new product development. This is a great opportunity for me to help drive the business into a new phase.”
The company makes cakes, desserts and ingredients for retailers including the major multiples and boasts an annual turnover of more than £50m.