Sainsbury news
Former BBC news reader Anna Ford has joined Sainsbury as a non-executive director. Sainsbury said that Ford would take particular interest in its corporate responsibility issues. The retailer has also appointed Rob Walker as chief executive of Sainsbury's Bank. He joins following a 31-year career at HSBC.

Hot beveridge
Household and personal care manufacturer McBride has appointed Robert Beveridge as group finance director and company secretary. Beveridge, who takes up his new role on Wednesday (May 10), has previously worked at Marlborough Stirling, Cable and Wireless Communications, United Biscuits and Mars.

CBF chair
The Confectioners Benevolent Fund has appointed Kate Harding as chairman of the London Area Committee. Harding is currently customer relations manager for Cadbury Trebor Bassett.